On August 21, 2014, Deputy Superintendent Smith, CBSHBP Coordinator Curt Berger, and three Hermiston High School Students presented the new homebuilding program to the Hermiston Rotary Club.  Smith reviewed the general program and coordinator Berger and students answered questions from the audience. The following links to the presentation used, highlighting the program, expectations, and learning activities

The Columbia Basin Student Home Builders Program was featured on KEPR TV Thursday night. View the original KEPR-TV Article

HERMISTON – Early this week students began preparatory work for the foundation phase of the first student-built home, referred to as Fieldstone #1, as a part of the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilding Program. Working under the direction of local professionals provided by the Northeast Oregon Home Builders Association (NEOHBA), students began setting forms for the

After nearly four months of collaborative work, Gail Sargent of Sargent Architects placed the final touches on the first student-built home set to break ground in August when school resumes. The final design represents a significant accomplishment for many students at Hermiston High School who worked closely with Sargent over the course of the spring

The Northeast Oregon Home Builders Association (NEOHBA) announced this week the recipients of their 2013-14 regional scholarship. Tristan Mitchell, a senior at HHS, is headed to OSU in the field of Civil Engineering Adam Thorp, a student at Charter College in Pasco, is studying HVAC/R Systems Adrion Yekel, a single parent going to BMCC, is studying Civil Engineering To

With the official logo identified and blue prints nearly complete, the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program is preparing for a fall launch. Pictured is Hermiston High School Sophomore Elizabeth Herrera. On Tuesday, May 27, Herrera accepted a $500 scholarship for designing the selected program logo, shown below. She will receive the scholarship upon graduation from HHS. “I

After a two week voting period by Hermiston High School students and staff, the design of HHS Sophomore Elizabeth Herrera was selected from 12 submissions as the official logo for the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program. All HHS students were eligible to submit a design, and after the submission window closed, all designs were displayed

  With construction of the first student-built home set to begin in August of 2014, the Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program has been cooperating with the Energy Trust of Oregon to ensure the new residential development incorporates the latest in energy efficient technologies. Referred to as an energy performance score (EPS), Energy Trust rates the

Local phone, internet, and telecommunications service provider, Eastern Oregon Telecom, has stepped up to provide fiber connectivity to all homes being built through the new Columbia Basin Student Homebuilding Program.  The first house will break ground this August with the expectation of completing one, high quality, residential home per year. At speeds up to one

Local architect Gail Sargent has volunteered her time and efforts to assist students with the design of their first-ever home construction project, according to Wade Smith, Hermiston School District deputy superintendent and administrative lead for the newly developed Columbia Basin Student Homebuilders Program (CBSHP). Slated to begin foundation work on the residential home in August