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Area Schools, Students Earn Technology Education Awards

May 7, 2007

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MACOMB, IL - - Area students and schools were recognized for outstanding projects submitted into competition at the 50th annual Technology Education Exhibit April 27 sponsored by the Western Illinois University engineering technology department.

More than 596 projects from students in 13 schools representing 20 instructors were exhibited. Schools receiving the highest accumulated point totals across four levels received sweepstakes and runner-up awards. Top placers in Level I, which includes students through eighth grad, were sweepstakes winner Meredosia-Chambersburg High School and runner-up Quincy Area Voc-Tech Center.

In Level 2, which includes 9-12 grade students with no more than one year of experience in a give division of work, the sweepstakes award was earned by Monmouth Yorkwood High School and the runner-up award was earned by Knoxville 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 Area Voc-Tech 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 High School and runner-up Quincy Area Voc-Tech Center.

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

CANTON High School - Colton Edsall, Level 4, welding, rotary harrow.

CAROL STREAM Glenbard North High School - Anthony Chafer, Level 3, furniture, china cabinet/hutch.

MASON CITY Illini Central High School - Level 2, furniture: Devan Rabbe, gun cabinet; and Amy Scohy, decorative box with drawer.

MEREDOSIA-Chambersburg High School - Jay Jones, Level 2, open classification, stained glass picture.

MONMOUTH Yorkwood High School - Brad McClure, Level 2, graphic arts, one color T-shirt.

QUINCY Area Voc-Tech Center - Level 3, mechanical drawings by CAD: Ben Adams, biplane; and Travis Herman, bicycle. Katherine Beckett, Level 2, architectural drawings by CAD, building trades house.

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