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Ben Hornback '18 was in eighth grade at St. Lawrence when he signed up for his first Construction Camp in 2011. The camp is a part of the Spirit of Construction’s Middle School Outreach Programa grant-funded initiative managed by Allied Construction Industries (ACI).

Established in 2009, the program’s mission is to engage middle school students, encourage them to stay in school, succeed in math, science, and language classes, and consider all options for a construction career. Summer Construction Camp gives the students a chance to build a garden shed that becomes their legacy to the community.

Now a junior at Elder, Ben has stayed a part of Camp every year, progressing to a leadership role and heading toward a future in construction. Ben is the son of Chris and Gina Hornback of Price Hill.

CLICK HERE to read the full article about Ben's experience as featured in the Summer 2016 issue of The Cincinnati Constructor magazine ("Construction Camp Leads From Middle School to the Workforce").