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hosts high school drafting competition

Pictured are members of the Genoa-Kingston High School drafting/design team who participated in the IDEA Region 4 meet held March 1 at Kishwaukee College.
Pictured are members of the Genoa-Kingston High School drafting/design team who participated in the IDEA Region 4 meet held March 1 at Kishwaukee College.

MALTA – Kishwaukee College was the site of the Illinois Drafting Educators Association Region 4 meet on March 1. The annual, statewide competition is open to high school students enrolled in drafting programs offered through their high schools.

Students from Belvidere North, Genoa-Kingston, Jefferson and Rochelle Township high schools participated in the Region 4 meet.

IDEA is a nonprofit professional education organization founded in 1957. The organization aims to advance the drafting profession through better education. Drafters and designers are often in high demand especially by the manufacturing and construction industries. Nearly 12,000 drafters are currently employed in Illinois with about 250 current positions open.

Student drawings in each division were judged by members of the Kishwaukee College Computer Aided Design Technology Advisory Board and second-year Kishwaukee CAD students. First- and second-place winners progress to the state competition on April 27 at Illinois State University.

The Genoa-Kingson winners of the IDEA Region 4 competition are:

Introductory Board

Second place: Will Gates

Third place: Declan Creadon

Introductory CAD

First place: Alex Barton

Third place: Ryan Harms

3D CAD Modeling

First place: Josh Gahlbeck

Second place: Will Butterfield

Machine CAD

First place: Ryan Stanley

Second place: Zach Kaiser

Third place: Conner Lavelle

Architectural Board

First place: Ethan Wood

Second place: Evan Skarzynski

Third place: Tristan Mangum

Architectural CAD 2D

First place: Tyler Leahy

Architectural CAD 3D

Third place: Lucas Schambach

The Genoa-Kingston team is coached by instructor Trent Sellers.

For more information on the CAD Technology program at Kishwaukee College, visit www.kish.edu/cad or contact CAD Instructor and Regional Competition Director Rick Bunton at 815-825-9634.

For more information about IDEA or drafting/design as a profession, visit www.idea-online.org.

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