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Nebo Trike Fest releases results

May 05, 2016 01:05AM
By Shaun Black 
On April 23, the Nebo School District collaborative welding team held an event that drew quite a crowd at the Spanish Fork Fairgrounds. They had a competition where students from around the state competed through blueprinting, innovating and fabricating motorized and non-motorized drift trikes. Shaun Black, one of the coordinators of the event, said, "The whole idea behind this event was to expose the students to opportunities beyond the classroom setting, to help bridge the gap between education and the industry." The Nebo welding teachers invited more than 20 industry-driven companies to recruit, educate and inspire future welding career pathways.

Nebo welding teachers would like to express their gratitude for the support from the many people involved, especially the sponsors. The many sponsors made it so there were ample of prizes to be given to the participants, rewarding them for their efforts. More than $5,000 in prizes were donated for this event.

The winners of the motorized drift trike race were: first, Connor McConagie, Maple Mountain High School; second, Tayton Hair, Spanish Fork High School; third, Kayden Johnson, Spanish Fork High School; fourth, Matt Buckley, Spanish Fork High School; fifth, Porter Neilson, Maple Mountain High School. The top 10 in this category were awarded auto darkening helmets from the many sponsors.  The overall winner for Best Design i n the motorized categorywas Lucas Adams, Salem Hills High School. Miller Electric awarded him a new welder.

The non-motorized winners were: Best of Show, Colton Stulce, Spanish Fork High School; Best Design, Alex Cook, Spanish Fork High School; Most Unique, Kade Richardson, Salem Hills High School; Best Workmanship, Nate Perkins, Spanish Fork High School; and Freestyle, Jarom Tasker and Elise Baur, Salem Hills High School.
Thanks go to the many sponsors, administrators, participants, spectators and parents of these students for supporting Nebo welding programs.