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Leesburg High School students work to build homes with Habitat for Humanity

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LEESBURG, Fla. — A new home is going up in Leesburg thanks to Habitat for Humanity and the Leesburg High School Construction Academy.

These two groups held an event today to honor the students’ hard work and marked the half-way point for the project.

“This is our third house with Habitats for Humanities, so it’s been a wonderful partnership,” said Dr. Monique Griffin-Gay, assistant principal at Leesburg High School. “The students enjoy what they do. They get to get satisfaction of giving a home to someone else. They give back and they also learn a valuable skill.”

Griffin-Gay also shared that the house is going to a Leesburg High School student.

Students in the class said they plan on building another house next year, right next door.

Click here to watch the video and read the full story by James Tutten, WFTV