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Catch Leesburg High team on Habitat Academy this Saturday; Season 2 premieres on FOX35+

Behind the scenes of Habitat Academy season 2 filmed earlier this year. Submitted

Behind the scenes of Habitat Academy season 2 filmed earlier this year. Submitted

LEESBURG — Season two of Habitat Academy, a series following the most recent Habitat for Humanity build in Leesburg, is airing this month on FOX35+.

The series, produced by Red Apples Media, features nine monthly webisodes chronicling the Leesburg High School Construction Academy’s efforts as they worked side-by-side with Habitat volunteers. Over the course of the season, the Leesburg High team joined local trades to build a home from the ground up for one lucky family.

The latest season of the show will appear as two one-hour episodes on consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on FOX35+, reaching the entire Orlando metro viewing area. Episode one of season two aired over the weekend, but episode two will be available to watch this coming Saturday.

It can also be viewed on YouTube, at this link youtu.be/pwEZI_741T4.

“We see this as a great opportunity to feature our community, our trades who invest time, expertise and materials to the project, and most of all, the hard-working students at Leesburg High School,” said Marc Robertz-Schwartz, president of Red Apples Media. “With such local and regional demand for skilled trades, such Lake County Schools programs are providing both employment and hiring opportunities to those who want to graduate high school and jump-start their professional careers.”

This is the second undertaking of its kind by the construction academy and Red Apples Media.

Click here to read the full article by Sarah Oulman, Daily Commercial.