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Killeen ISD students design dream home after winning essay contest

Posted at 6:57 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 20:02:41-04

KILLEEN, TX — Second-graders at Killeen ISD got the chance to design their dream home on Wednesday.

The students got the opportunity to work with architecture students at the Killeen ISD Career Center to create a floor plan for their creation. It was all a part of an essay contest.

"The winners, six students, have the chance to come here and work with some of my students," said Jeffrey Fuller, Architectural Design Teacher. "My students are kind of guiding them through designing their dream home using cad-type software. It's going to be very simple floor plans and probably some renderings. We will print them up and allow them to keep those plans."

The opportunity is all thanks to an essay contest put on by a partnership between the Military Child Education Coalition and Killeen ISD.

"The prompt was to design your own dream home. What would it look like on the outside, what would it look like on the inside, and what was your favorite thing about your dream home?" said Stephanie Young.

The students created several different dream homes and described them in the essay.

"One of our students wrote about pandas because she loves pandas. We had an under-sea one. We had a student who decided that instead of a house, it’s a cake house and instead of floors, there are layers," said Young.

The opportunity not only gave the students a learning experience, but a memory to keep forever.

"I think they are all enjoying it. I know my students were looking forward to it. It's just something different, a new experience," Fuller said.