Currently, school personnel use folding tables at the entrance of athletic games and events to collect money and distribute tickets. Students designed mobile ticket booths that feature a structure that could withstand weather, and include windows for ventilation and transactions, a light and heat lamp, and electrical outlets. It is also designed to have a door and counter inside with a stool so school personnel could sit or stand.
“We wanted that mobility factor so it wasn’t a permanent structure, so you can move it from the football stadium to the soccer fields or baseball fields,” said Joe Perhats, a Prairie Ridge student.
Students showed renderings of each part of the ticket booth and explained the materials they will use to build each booth. They will use their own blueprints to construct the ticket booths.
“This is hands-on professional experience and it’s providing something useful and needed for their school. They are gaining lifelong skills through the design and construction process,” said Nick Low, Prairie Ridge teacher.
Construction is expected to take all of second semester. They will utilize a custodian for his skills and expertise in electrical work. Students may also solicit help from the woods course. Administrators are working to secure funding for three ticket booths.