AHS Students Win Design for Change Competition
Arkadelphia Public Schools


Arkansas Tech University awarded four Arkadelphia High School engineering students a $1,000 check for their performance in the Students Design for Change competition this past Friday.

Four out of five teams participating in the final stage of the competition were from AHS. A total of 29 teams initially entered the competition. 

According to Arkansas Tech University, Students Design for Change is "a challenge that encourages high school students from around Arkansas to explore issues of homelessness and poverty in the state and design and construct a small cabin intended to provide short-term shelter for a person who is homeless. Goals of the initiative include raising awareness of and education about homelessness.”

During the final stage of the competition, the five teams were given $1,000 to fund the construction of their micro shelters under the direction of their teachers, Bud McMillion and James Williams.

Arkadelphia High School would like to extend a special thank you to:

Jeff Rorie

Keith Green

Sherman Whittle

Blake Blake Batson

Adam Beene

who helped move the Microshelters from Arkadelphia to Russellville and Helped the Students Set them up before the competition.