Next Generation

Kids in the news: Davis students win big at State Fair

By From page A4 | September 04, 2012

Rachel Foley changes a blade on a table saw in Lance Gunnersen's industrial technology class. Courtesy photo

Seven Davis junior high students took awards home from the California State Fair Industrial Technology Education competition, and their teacher, Lance Gunnersen, even took home an award of his own.

The students, from both Emerson and Holmes junior high schools, worked long hours after school in the weeks leading up to the competition deadline last spring. Their efforts paid off.

Emerson student Yeshaia Van Leeuwen won first place in the tables competition and fellow Emerson student Joshua Kong took second place. Classmates Eden Tomich and Hawon Jung also participated in the competition.

Meanwhile, Holmes student Zoei Nijjar tood third place in the tables competition while Rachel Foley, Seth Lipson and Lyle Sommer all received honorable mentions. Lipson’s plans were awarded Best in Class.

Sultan Alsawaf of Holmes earned an honorable mention in the metal hammer category. Holmes students Hirra Akhtar and Zachary Moffatt also participated in the competition.

Meanwhile, Gunnersen, who teaches industrial technology at the two junior high schools, was awarded second place in the instructor competition.

Anne Ternus-Bellamy

Special Publications »

Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service (updated 4/30/2015) and Privacy Policy (updated 4/7/2015).
Copyright (c) 2015 McNaughton Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned local media company that proudly publishes the Daily Republic, Mountain Democrat, Davis Enterprise, Village Life and other community-driven publications.