Studio H year 1 students receive scholarships

May 8th, 2012

Last night, we attended the annual award banquet for the regional chapter of CEFPI (Council for Educational Facility Planners International). CEFPI is a great group of architects, educators, and business folk who “seek to improve the places where children learn.” I’ve known of them for years now, and last year, was one of the speakers at their annual conference. After hearing about Studio H, the chapter president offered two of our students $1000 college scholarships, though they could not be awarded until this year (now our year 1 students are seniors, going to college next year). The purpose of the scholarship is to financially support students going into related fields (engineering, architecture, etc) who might eventually become members of CEFPI in a professional capacity.

Colin and Kerron, students from last year, were both accepted to NC State, Colin for Biology and Engineering, and Kerron for Computer Engineering. As two of the hardest-working students and leaders from last year’s Studio H cohort, they were natural choices for CEFPI. We all attended the banquet and were greeted by Roger Leeson and Robert Sotolongo from CEFPI, who presented the scholarships.

We are so proud of Colin and Kerron and know they will do great things in whatever field they choose to pursue, hopefully with a secret arsenal of creativity and real-world production skills thanks to Studio H! And a huge thank you to CEFPI for your important mission and for supporting young talent as they continue with their creative careers. We are forever grateful.






Studio H is a public high school "design/build" curriculum that sparks rural community development through real-world, creative projects. By learning through a design sensibility, applied core subjects, and "dirt-under-your-fingernails" construction skills, students develop the creative capital, critical thinking, and citizenship necessary for their own success and for the future of their communities.


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