The commissioners thanked the students for drawing up plans and diagrams for the county’s new Landfill Convenience Station in Roan Mountain. The students work saved the county from paying architectural and engineering fees for the work.
The students were called to the front of the courtroom, where Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett presented them and their teacher, Daniel Arnett, with a resolution to honor them for their work.
The proclamation noted that Arnett’s classes have had a great deal of success in local, regional and state competitions over the past few years, receiving many state championships. The proclamation also said the class has previously worked with other departments of county government to create designs that saved the county professional fees.
In the latest effort, the class was asked to work on a redesign of the Roan Mountain Convenience Center. The class accepted the request and soon took a field trip to the center, where they went through the facility, taking measurements and observations of the center and the land on which it stands.
Armed with the information, the students drew up a design, which was used by the county to make an application for a grant for funding the project. The resolution said that the students’ design played a role in the county receiving the grant.
The resolution honored students Zack Oliver, James Ellison, Macon Barden, Joe Huskins, Quentin Tomlin, Bryan Spock and Neyland Sluder.