(Kneeling, l to r) Jacob Bolding, NPC students Joey Cundiff, Dustin Yazzie and Marcus Elliston. (Standing, l to r) NPC student Gabrielle Nez, Winslow Mayor Robin Boyd, NPC Instructor Charlie Perkins, Winslow Animal Control Officer Stratton Sayler, and NPC Instructor Jorge Meza.

Building a sturdy doghouse requires the use of many of the same skills and principles as those used in constructing larger structures. So when Northland Pioneer College construction students built doghouses for this spring’s Region 4 SkillsUSA competition, the college reached out to the Winslow Animal Shelter to donate the projects as a way of giving back to our communities.

From wall structure to roof trusses, the doghouses reflected the skills acquired by students in the construction trades program. Winslow Animal Control Officer Stratton Sayler brought several of the shelter dogs to NPC’s Holbrook Skills Center to check out the dog-houses, and Winslow Mayor Robin Boyd thanked the students and NPC for the donation.