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Enjoy a Student-Built Structure Downtown this Summer

Enjoy a Student-Built Structure Downtown this Summer
Enjoy a Student-Built Structure Downtown this Summer

STILLWATER, Minn. -- May 24, 2024 -- In partnership with Discover Stillwater, there is a new photo opportunity for visitors to downtown thanks to students from the Stillwater Area High School Industrial Technology program.

Highlighting the backdrop of the St. Croix River and the Historic Lift Bridge, students designed and built a photo frame to capture memorable moments. A collaborative effort between students in the Industrial Technology program, teacher Matt Howe, Brad Pike, and Discover Stillwater, the project highlights the talent, creativity, and community spirit flourishing within students at Stillwater Area High School. 

"Helping students find their passions with hands-on experience is what it is all about," said Howe. "We enjoy partnering with local businesses and organizations where we can allow students to have a client-based work experience. Doing projects like this is by far the most rewarding part of our jobs as teachers."

While gaining valuable hands-on experience, these students added a tangible addition to the Stillwater community. The structure is also designed with inclusivity in mind, ensuring that individuals of all abilities can comfortably access the structure by way of a small ramp. 

The wood and rustic elements were chosen to reflect the community's lumber history, and allow the stunning backdrop remain the focus. The structure not only serves as a visually appealing photo spot, but also ensures a secure environment for individuals to capture memories in a safe setting. 

The photo frame is also available for rental and has the ability to be moved to another site or location. For more information on availability, reach out to Discover Stillwater. 

The Stillwater and Oak Park Heights tourism bureau is a 501c6 nonprofit organization that was established in 2008 with the mission to increase the economic benefit of tourism with an emphasis on overnight stays. 

For more information on Stillwater Area Public Schools, follow the district on Facebook and Instagram @stillwater834

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