Student uses break for service
Noah Bartel of Hillsboro, a freshmen majoring in construction science and management at Kansas State University, spent his semester break on a service trip to Hammond, Louisiana.
Bartel was one of 14 students and two advisers who spent five days in January serving Louisiana residents whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ida. They installed vinyl siding, flooring, ramps for people with disabilities, and electrical rough-ins.
The student chapter of Associated General Contractors of Kansas and the Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science organized the annual service project, which was supported financially by donations from construction-related industries.