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Students go to the junk pile for parts and create racing vehicles for competition

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Aurelia High School was the host for the fourth annual Industrial Technology Fair which allowed students from five area schools to display their projects created in shop class as well as provide a lot of fun.

Students had the opportunity to take part in the annual "junkyard wars" competition. The rules for this event are simple - make a motorized vehicle out of junk. The Aurelia students used such things as portions of a bleacher, garden tractor, two bikes and a snowblower.

One student is chosen to operate the vehicle. The vehicle was timed as it rounded the track two times. (Some made it, some crashed and were not repairable.)

Another interesting contest was the engine throwing contest. Distance was measured for those participating.

Projects were judged and here are the results:

Woodworking - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Zach Schmidt, Galva-Holstein

* 2nd place - Josh Lyon, Aurelia and Aisha Griene, G-H

Woodworking - grades 9-10

* 1st place - Sam Bennett, G-H

* 2nd place - Mark Anderson, G-H.

Metal welding - grades 11-12

1st place - Dustin Abshand, N-F

* 2nd place - Dean Kolsten, N-F and Chad Bucholz, N-F

Metal welding - grades 9-10

* 1st place - Dam Kime, N-F

* 2nd place - Seth Lough, N-F

Scroll, lathe - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Eric Conover, G-H

* 2nd place - Josh Lyon, Aurelia

Scroll, lathe - grades 9-10

* 1st place - Jamie Hunt, G-H

* 2nd place - Jamie hunt, G-H

Board drafting, grades 11-12

* 1st place - Megan Bawdon, G-H

* 2nd place - Beth Wilson, G-H

Board drafting, grades 9-10

* 1st place - Wade Putensen, G-H

CAD - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Eric Neely, Woodbury Central

* 2nd place - Beth Wilson, G-H

CAD - grades 9-10

* 1st place - Landon Wright, W-C

* 2nd place - Cody Christansen, G-H and Tyler Polkinghorn, G-H

Graphics - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Stephanie Donahoo, Aurelia

* 2nd place - Amber Dowdy, Aurelia

Group Construction - 11-12

* 1st place - Aurelia

* 2nd place - W-C

Group project

* 1st place - River Valley

Small engines troubleshooting

* 1st place - G-H

* 2nd place - W-C

Furniture restoration - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Josh Matths, R-V

* 2nd place - Paul Munoz, R-V

Crafts - grades 11-12

* 1st place - Josh Lyon, Aurelia

* 2nd place - Brandon Rohlk, Aurelia

Crafts - grades 9-10

* 1st place - Andrew Sangwin, Aurelia

* 2nd place - Ryan Parker, Aurelia

Junkyard wars

* 1st place - G-H

* 2nd place - Schaller-Crestland

Engine Toss

* Male - Kevin Wells, N-F

* Female - Jamie Hunt, G-H

Best of Show

* Zach Schmidt, G-H



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