Jim Wendel

Academy students design, construct practical homes

Academy students design, construct practical homes

Navarre High School Construction Academy students put forward their final projects, model homes and a functional tiny house frame, for judging May 18 as part of the end of year showcase. The academy moved into a fully-stocked, practical workshop last school year and has taken off since said academy instructor and retired Air Force civil […]

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

With the new construction academy at Navarre High School available for use this semester, the students in the commercial construction program made the most of a cutting-edge building that provides plenty of space for students to complete the work. Students spent the semester designing and building model homes to scale and also worked on the […]

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Jim Wendel was once asked by former principal Bill Emerson what an ideal building for a construction academy would look like if he could have one on the campus of Navarre High School. “I drew a sketch on a napkin,” said Wendel, who has taught at Navarre High School for 14 years. The sketch is […]