In partnership with SkillsUSA, Fine Homebuilding has raised $70,000 to fund scholarships for students in construction-related fields. Here are the recipients of the 2018-2019 Cabinetmaking Scholarships:
High school junior Patrick Duckett is one of the Keep Craft Alive and SkillsUSA scholarship recipients pursuing a career in cabinetmaking. Patrick found his passion for this trade through a combination of his involvement with SkillsUSA and long-time hobby of woodworking. Patrick’s love for his craft is shown in his many successful endeavors, including two wins at Region Championships, and qualifying three times at the SCLC with two State Championships. Patrick will continue to participate in National Championships for Cabinetmaking.”SkillsUSA has provided me with the confidence and direction I need to pursue my passion,” he says. His dream is to attend Savannah College of Art and Design and pursue a degree in furniture making and industrial design.
Timothy Watkins is also a scholarship recipients pursuing cabinetmaking and general construction. Timothy has built cabinets, shadow boxes, and other additional small projects. Timothy has competed in a number of competitions for his trade and won the Gold Medal in the State competition. He will be representing Texas at Nationals SkillsUSA in the summer. “SkillsUSA has had a big impact on my technical skills, time management, confidence, and has really shown me what seems to be endless possibilities when it comes to creating and crafting new projects,” he says.”I hope to do my part to help #keepcraftalive!”
Help support next year’s scholarships by purchasing your #KeepCraftAlive T-Shirt. All profits from T-shirt sales will go to the Fine Homebuilding and SkillsUSA’s scholarship Fund.
Scholarships were also awarded in: