in State Competition
ONEKAMA — Several Onekama
middle and high school students will have their projects placed in the
Michigan Industry and Technology Education Society’s (MITES) state
competition to be held Thursday in Battle Creek.
The projects were selected
based on regional competition held at Pine River High School on April
Taking first, second, and
third places respectively at the regional competition were Shaker-style
stools by Onekama Middle School shop students Emily Barnard, Claire
Harvey and Emily Bergren.
Taking fourth place in the high
school wood outdoor furniture category at regional MITES competition
was junior Thomas Koon's project, an Adirondack love seat. It will
be placed in state competition Thursday in Battle Creek.
(photos by Paul Foster)
From Manistee News Advocate
May 6th, 2009
second, and third places respectively at the regional competition
sponsored by the Michigan Industry and Technology Education Society
were Shaker-style stools by Onekama Middle School shop students,
from the left, Emily Barnard, Claire Harvey and Emily Bergren. The
tables are entered in the state competition being held in Battle
Creek on Thursday
Taking fourth place in the
high school wood outdoor furniture category at Pine River was junior
Thomas Koon’s project, an Adirondack love seat. It will also be placed
in state competition.
Winning honorable mention in
the high school division were seniors Parker Johnson with an oak
bookcase, Donny Olson with matching arm chairs made of cedar posts and
downhill skis, and sophomore Duane Tiefenthal with a Shaker-style clock.
The projects are made by the
students with training and advice from their teacher, Paul Foster,
within the limitations of one daily class periods. As the only
middle/high school in Manistee County still offering a general
education-level shop program, students have 50 minutes each day for
classroom instruction and shop practice.
Foster said he expects to see
more projects of competitive quality produced by high school and middle
school students in coming years as the program grows and changes to
address the variety of interests brought by students in the industrial