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Wed, 04/03/2019 - 6:50pm

Greenies Part of Habitat Key Passing

Greenies Part of Habitat Key Passing

Months of fundraising and manual labor from Christ School boys have gone into the Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity's Student Build #4.

Wednesday was the payoff.

The entire Class of 2019 and Habitat leaders for the Greenies attended a ceremonial key passing about four miles from campus. Kerri Collosso and her family will soon move into the 884-square foot home. Student Build #4 was a project made possible by cooperation between Christ School and three other Asheville-area schools: Asheville Christian Academy, Carolina Day, and Franklin School of Innovation. Each delegated one of their students to speak at Wednesday's key passing with Wesley Garbee '20, a junior from Asheville, doing the honors for Christ School.

"The building process is not a quick or easy process," he said. "Starting on October 16th (2018), these four schools worked every week until February to reach the goal of passing the key today. Students learn valuable skills on the job site to better themselves through manual labor. A Habitat home takes more than just manual labor to build. It takes planning, patience, and a team."

Collosso attended a March service in St. Joseph's Chapel to personally thank the Christ School community for its contributions to Student Build #4. More information on Christ School's involvement in Student Build #4 can be found here and more photos from the key passing have been posted here.