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Teens advance in auto, CAD, machine/engineering contest

Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students put their experience to the test May 3 to 4, 2018 during the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) Regional Competition at Fremont High School in Fremont, Michigan. A total of 45 entries from students in the Auto Collision/Refinishing, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), or Machining/Engineering Technology programs placed in the top four. Entries earning top four status advance to state-level competition in Lansing, May 9 to 12, 2018.

Auto Collision/Refinishing students competed in either the Plastics or the Open Auto Body General categories. Projects were judged by students’ portfolios documenting the progress of their entry, workmanship, overall appearance, and how the project related to auto body. The following students advanced to the state competition in Lansing:

  • David Magnant (Reeths-Puffer), third place, Plastics
  • Logan Palma (Ravenna), first place, Plastics
  • Dagan Medendorp (Mona Shores), second place, Plastics
  • Nathan Salazar (Mona Shores), third place, Open Auto Body
  • Taylor Ellison (Ravenna), second place, Open Auto Body
  • De’Ondre Gardner (Mona Shores), fourth place, Plastics

“This project was a great way for me to apply what I am learning in class,” shared Auto Collision/Refinishing student Nathan Salazar (Mona Shores).

CAD students competed in a wide variety of categories with a total of six first-place entries and eleven who will advance to state competition. Top four winners include the following students:

  • Simon Johnson (Fruitport), first place, Architectural Presentation
  • Landon Tyler (Orchard View), first place, Pictorial Assembly
  • Jeremy Blume (Holton), first place, Promotional Product Imagery
  • Ben Morrison (Mona Shores), first place, 3D Prototype Models-Single Part
  • Colin Ringewold (Montague), first place, Instructional Aid for Teaching; second place, Promotional Product Imagery
  • Ashley Foster (Mona Shores, MACTC Summer Fun student), first place, Architectural Model; Grand Award, Architectural Model
  • Haley Wildfong (Fruitport), second place, Pictorial Assembly
  • Donald Johnson (Orchard View), second place, Promotional Product Imagery
  • Thomas Shawl (Orchard View), third place, Promotional Product Imagery
  • Landen Fielstra (Fruitport), fourth place, Promotional Product Imagery

Machining/Engineering Technologies students submitted 28 entries with 21 advancing to state competition. Those students who earned a place in the top four include the following:

  • Wesley DeLora (Oakridge), first place, Machine Crafts
  • Liam Johnson (Whitehall), second place, Machine Crafts
  • Garrett Lulofs (Holton), third place, Machine Crafts
  • Richard Nelson (Reeths-Puffer), fourth place, Machine Crafts
  • Nicholas Preston (Ravenna), first place, Simple Machined Hand Tools and Parts
  • Daniel Huber (Reeths-Puffer), second place, Simple Machined Hand Tools and Parts
  • Richard Nelson (Reeths-Puffer), first place, Simple Machined Part (single) Hand Tool
  • Dylan Scalf (Fruitport), first place, Hand Tool Sets and Combinations
  • Morgan Hoaglin (Fruitport), second place, Hand Tool Sets and Combinations
  • Alexander Bucy (Orchard View), third place, Hand Tool Sets and Combinations
  • Andrew Morrow (Whitehall), fourth place, Hand Tool Sets and Combinations
  • Steven Falan (Ravenna), first place, Mating Moving Parts
  • Brennen Rowell (Whitehall), second place, Mating Moving Parts
  • Nathaniel Hunt (Fruitport), fourth place, Mating Moving Parts
  • Roberto Taveres (Montague), first place, Games
  • Jacob Loudermilk (Whitehall), second place, Games
  • Ethan McKenzie (Whitehall), first place, Sporting Goods
  • Everett Emery (Mona Shores), second place, Sporting Goods
  • Brandon Rusco (Oakridge), second place, Machine Models
  • Kyle Morris (Western Michigan Christian), first place, Engines
  • Ethan McKenzie (Whitehall), first place, 3-D Print (1 Piece)

“These students worked hard and took pride in their projects. They will do well at the state level competition,” said Auto Collision/Refinishing Instructor William Stone.

The mission of MITES is to encourage and recognize fine craftsmanship in the field of Industrial Technology and Career and Technical Education.

For more information on the Auto Collision/Refinishing, CAD, or Machining/Engineering Technology programs, as well as the other 12 career-related programs at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center visit muskegoncareertech.com.

Teens advance in auto, CAD, machine/engineering contest

Morning Machining/Engineering Technology students advancing to state competition: Brandon Rusco (Oakridge), Trenton Blanchard (Whitehall), Alexander Bucy (Orchard View), Tyler Neeves (Whitehall), Steven Falan (Ravenna), Jacob Loudermilk (Whitehall), Ethan McKenzie (Whitehall), Daniel Huber (Reeths-Puffer), Nicholas Preston (Ravenna), Autumn Waller (Orchard View)

Teens advance in auto, CAD, machine/engineering contest

Afternoon Machining/Engineering Technology students advancing to state competition: Travis Allison (Holton), Brennen Rowell (Whitehall), Wesley DeLora (Oakridge), Johnny Michalak (Whitehall), Roberto Tavares (Montague), Richard Nelson (Reeths Puffer), Andrew Morrow (Whitehall), and Nathaniel Hunt (Fruitport).

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