Lima Senior High School’s Career Tech programs did a superb job at MakerFest recently held at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center.
With about 30 students competing, the program took third place overall. Only the Apollo Career Center and Vantage Career Center did better.
Here are our individual top winners:
- Jave’on Anderson won a 1st-place award in computer animation. He is from Lima Senior’s Interactive Multimedia program.
- Welding student Donovan Levan won 1st place in the 5G Pipe Welding Contest, and Tashara Mays finished third in the MIG Welding Contest.
- The team of Grace Dorsey, Sean Reed and Arturo Rodriguez took second place in the First Robotics competition.
- Josh Johnston took 3rd place in the automotive repair competition.
MakerFest was a two-day career expo celebrating advanced manufacturing, engineering, design and the skilled trades. More than 200 Lima Senior students in the career tech program attended the Nov. 20 and 21 event. They were among 1,150 students in attendance from around the region.
MakerFest included skilled trade competitions among professionals, apprentices and students, STEM competitions among high school and college students, employer exhibits, technology demonstrations, college and career tech school exhibits and educational sessions.
Lima Senior students were also responsible for the 22 large “Real American Strength” gears that hung from the Civic Center’s ceiling during the event.
The gears, some measuring seven feet and others 20 feet, were constructed out of Styrofoam by instructor Herb Lane’s construction trades students. Michael Weber’s art classes then painted the gears.