|Project by Pimzedd||posted 04-04-2011 07:14 PM||4232 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
As I did a year ago, I am posting woodworking projects completed by Texas high school students. The projects were in competition this past week at the Texas SkillsUSA State Conference. (NOTE: SkillsUSA used to be known as VICA). Again I am posting them to answer some comments I had seen concerning the loss of woodworking classes in schools. As you can see, we still have some very active programs in Texas. The programs are vocational/career education programs, typically either Cabinet Making or Building Trades classes.
The students may enter a project built in class, either singly or as a group. All projects were completed this school year. Each project was entered at a district level competition and if judged to be of acceptable quality, it advanced to the state conference.
The first three projects, the head board, table, and desk, were chosen as Best of Show. The other projects are other examples of the work. There were probably over 200 entries at the state contest.
I will be posting a blog with the same title that will show many more photos of the student’s work.
I hope you are as impressed with the quality of the work of these high school students as I am. I believe it is outstanding. Given the opportunity and the right teacher, students can accomplish great things.
-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school