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I.D.E.A. high school drafting competition held at Kishwaukee College

Kishwaukee College was the site of the Region 4 meet on March 3 for the Illinois Drafting Educators Association annual statewide competition for high school students. The I.D.E.A. competition is open to high school students enrolled in drafting programs offered through their high schools.

I.D.E.A. is a nonprofit professional education organization for the advancement of drafting education and drafting as a profession. Nearly 15,000 drafters are employed in Illinois with about 450 positions opening annually.

The student drawings in each division were judged by members of the Kishwaukee College Computer Aided Design Technology Advisory Board. The students chosen as the first and second place winners will progress to the state competition at Illinois State University in Normal in April.

The winners at the Kishwaukee College event were:

Introduction to Board: Lexy Lemar, first place, and Benjamin Stoddard, second, both from Rochelle Township High School;

Introduction to CAD: Francisco Herrera, first, and Matthew Malaker, second, both from Rochelle;

3-D CAD Modelling: Zephan Drew, first, and Clayton Coleman, second, both from Rochelle;

Assembly Modelling: Hallie Bryntsen, place, from Genoa-Kingston;

Machine CAD: Hunter Busse, first, Randall Joos, second, both from Genoa-Kingston;

Architectural CAD: Daisy Soto, first, from Genoa-Kingston and DiQuan Ishmon, second, from Rochelle;

Architectural Board: Kelly Creadon, first, from Genoa-Kingston and Luis Castro, second, from Rochelle;

Architectural Design: Dylan Rivera, Jack Del Real and Miquel Ramirez, three-way tie for first place, all from Rockford Jefferson High School

The Genoa-Kingston team is coached by instructor Trent Sellers; the Rochelle Township High School team is coached by instructor Kurt Wolter; and the Jefferson High School team is coached by Craig Stenberg.

For more information on the Computer Aided Design Technology program at Kishwaukee College, contact Rick Bunton at 815-825-9634 or richard.bunton@kishwaukeecollege.edu. For more information about I.D.E.A. or drafting/design as a profession, visit www.idea-online.org.

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