Healy cabin program wins national attention

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A Healy area program that teaches teens how to build cabins has been nationally recognized.

The School to Work program at Tri-Valley High School has received the National Park Service George and Helen Hartzog Outstanding Volunteer Service award.

Denali Park Centennial Coordinator Lynne McAloon says that since 1998, the program has built nearly three dozen cabins to replace aging seasonal staff housing at Denali National Park. McAloon credits the program with helping the park as well as local kids.

McAloon says numerous alumni of the cabin program have gone onto careers in the building trades, including with the park service.

N.P.S. Alaska Region Director Bert Frost presented cabin program students and instructors with the national volunteer service award at event at Denali Park headquarters Thursday.