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High school student excels in architecture program

on Wednesday,May 25,2011 22:05

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A high school student has been excelling at the ACE Mentor Program, which stands for architecture, construction, and engineering. Due to the fact that Tyler Crafton joined this program, he was able to help conduct a design presentation to a nonprofit company, according to the Kansas City Star.

Crafton joined forces with his team members and redesigned a nonprofit health clinic. They added walking trails, a retention pond and an underground parking garage, which got rid of the water run-off, the media outlet reports.

"Our problems in the classroom are fictitious," Glenn Rosario, the department coordinator for industrial technology, told the news source. "In the ACE program, students have to work around real problems."

Individuals who are interested in architecture design may be able to land a job after they graduate from their programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for individuals in this field is expected to increase by 16 percent between 2008 and 2018, and professionals can expect to make around $70,000, which was the median salary in 2008.

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