After several months of paint, fabric samples and organized chaos, Paige Barlett has a brand new bedroom courtesy of the EVIT Interior Design. Paige, a student at Highland High School was the winner of the Extreme Room Makeover contest sponsored by Kim Foulger's morning class. Students purchased bedding, paint, rugs and furniture from local merchants including IKEA, Home Depot and Joann's Fabrics. With the help of the Construction class they assembled furniture and built a headboard for the bed transforming the room into an eclectic and modern refuge. In addition to constructing the headboard, the group assembled the furniture, painted, and created the pillows and window treatments.
The East Valley Institute of Technology provides about 40 occupation-specific programs for high school students at ten school districts across the East Valley. The programs are tuition-free for high school students; classes also are open to adult students at competitive tuition rates.