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Area Schools, Students Earn Technology Education Exhibit Awards

May 10, 2006

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MACOMB, IL - - Area students and schools were recognized for outstanding projects submitted into competition at the 49th annual Technology Education Exhibit sponsored by the Western Illinois University engineering technology department.

More than 530 projects from students in 13 schools representing 21 instructors were exhibited. Schools receiving the highest accumulated point totals across four levels received sweepstakes and runner-up awards. Top placers in Level 1, which includes students through eighth grade, were sweepstakes winner Moline (IL) High School and runner-up Churchill Middle School from Galesburg (IL).

In Level 2, which includes 9-12 grade students with no more than one year of experience in a given division of work, the sweepstakes award was earned by Sherrard (IL) High School and the runner-up award was earned by Galesburg (IL) High School.

The top two schools in Level 3, which includes 10-12 grade students with up to two years of industrial education experience, were sweepstakes winner Galesburg High School and runner-up Quincy (IL) Area Vocational Technology Center.

Schools earning top honors in Level 4, which includes vocational students and others with more than two years of experience, were sweepstakes winner Canton (IL) High School and runner-up Quincy Area Vocational Technology Center.

Divisional excellence awards were presented to the following students, listed by Illinois town and school:

CANTON High School - - Blake Nebergal, Level 4, for a cattle grooming shoot in the general metal working division.

GALESBURG High School - - Jon Danielson, Level 2, for a walnut clock in the furniture making division; and Ricky Winkler, Level 3, for a miniature motor in the machine metal working division.

MOLINE High School - - Jose Hernandez, Level 1, for a coffee table in the general woodworking division.

MASON CITY Illini Central High School - - Phillip Delgadillo, Level 2, for a plant stand in the open division; and Justin Skelton, Level 4, for a blanket chest in the general woodworking division.

QUINCY Area Vocational Technology Center - - Ben Adams, Level 4, for exploded isometic in the architectural drawings division; and Jacob Obert, Level 4, for Flynn Stadium in the architectural drawings division.

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