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2025 Gold Leaf Pkwy
Canton, GA 30114
March 21, 2017
Judges, Senior Project
Cherokee High School
930 Marietta Hwy.
My name is Griffin Unterreiner and I am an eighteen-year-old student at Cherokee High school. I play lacrosse and basketball. I plan to attend the University of South Carolina in the fall to study business. From there, I plan to own my own business one day. For my senior project, I decided to learn about some construction.
For my research paper, I studied career tech classes in high school. I learned all about the other ways to be successful in life besides going to college. There are not only the typical classes like woodshop and auto but other classes such as engineering and nursing. The programs that that you can go through during school can give you a high paying career straight out of high school. There are many other ways to be successful in life besides college.
My senior project was renovating my family’s barn. The barn was built about one-hundred years ago and is starting to run down and fall apart. I thought it would be a beneficial thing to do for my family and a great learning opportunity to fix the place up. I decided to build a new barn door, clear out an upper loft to make the interior more open and spacious, replace the side door, and bring electricity to the barn so that it could be turned into a useful workshop. The barn is now a much better, safer, and open environment and can be useful for many more things in the future.
My project relates to my research paper by the field of construction. The construction pathway at Cherokee teaches students to use tools and create projects to give students the skills to enter a construction career after high school. Renovating the barn taught me many skills such as carpentry and wiring, which are both learned in career tech classes. After completing my senior project, I’ve decided that I do not want to enter the construction field later in life. I would like to one day own a construction company so that I can still be close to the field because I have a newfound respect for construction workers and have developed a good relationship with my facilitator Chip Shively.
I think that the senior project is a very cool and beneficial learning opportunity because it allows the students to have a lot of choice about what they want to learn. This project should continue to be given to students for a long time and should be encouraged to be a requirement at other schools as well. Thank you very much for your time and I can’t wait to meet you all!