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Lodi High sweeps SkillsUSA design contest

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Posted: Friday, February 8, 2008 10:00 pm

Lodi High School's SkillsUSA team cleaned up at San Joaquin Delta College's Engineering Day last week, taking several top spots and sweeping the advanced engineering design competition.

Senior Nick Iturraran led the Jan. 30 sweep, taking first place in the advanced engineering design. Fellow seniors Gareett Neuvert and Caitlyn Hartman followed Iturraran, snatching second and third place respectively.

"As far as I'm concerned that's a big deal," said Paul Guthrie, a drafting teacher whose students grabbed the top three places.

Sophomore Jessie Bonilla-Culp came up with a first-place win in the introduction to engineering design competition.

"(He) outshined everybody in his particular competition," Guthrie said.

Architectural design
• Alex Daneke, senior - second place
• Ryne Mettler, senior - third place

Architectural computer-aided drafting
• Jordan Kennedy, senior - second place
• Emily Edsell, senior - fifth place

Introduction to engineering design
• Jordan Thomas, sophomore - fourth place

Andy Cheng, a junior foreign exchange student from Taiwan who came to Lodi High with no prior engineering knowledge, nabbed the fifth-place spot in the architectural design competition.

The team competes today in the California SkillsUSA Region 5 Leadership and Skills Championship.

"I feel wonderful. I think we'll do really well," Guthrie said.

Contact reporter Amanda Dyer at amandad@lodinews.com.

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1 comment:

  • posted at 7:13 am on Sat, Feb 9, 2008.


    WOW! Congrats kids! Well done. We are all very proud of you. There sure are some smart kids in this town. KUDOS! Watch out, Mr. Sandelin, there are some kids that will be after your job. ;-) ...JK... I'm sure you'd welcome them with open arms.



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