Projects receiving successful ratings at the regional level advanced to the state competition. TKHS students submitted a total of 62 architectural drawing, mechanical drawing and open class projects at the state level and of those projects, 11 finished with a third or higher place rating in the state.
The TK woods program also gained success with 17 projects sent to the state competition with five earning placings in the top three in their divisions.
TKHS senior Hope Vander Heide won a Divisional Grand Award in the mechanical drawing competition. Her first-place project was judged among all other first-place drawings and was deemed the best in the entire competition. In all, Vander Heide won three first place honors, one second place, and two third place honors as well as the Divisional Grand Award and a first place in the live MITES competition.
Students competing at the state MITES in architectural drawing were:
Ailana Leos, 4th, 4th and 9th
Emma Guekes, 3rd, 4th, and 8th
Skylyr Davis-Dunn, 3rd and 6th
Amelia Schultz, 5th and 10th
Jacob Chapman, 10th
Andrew Middleton, Honorable Mention
Corbin Allerding, 2nd
Ryann Hautau, 4th and 6th
Students competing at the state MITES in mechanical drawing were:
Nathan Koester, Honorable Mention
Seth Mahler, 6th
Justin Goggins, 5th
Hope Vander Heide, Divisional Grand Award, 1st Live Competition, 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd
Anna Davis, 1st
Emily Veenstra, Honorable Mention
Zuzana Kosova, 4th and 7th
Students competing at the state MITES in the open class engineering and design:
Owen Forbes, 3rd and 5th
Students competing at the state MITES in the woodworking category:
Caden Straight, Honorable Mention and 6th
Bryce Cooper, 5th
Skylyr Davis-Dunn, 1st and 7th
Nolan Rose, 5th
Lucas Van Meter, 10th
Grace and Josie Melvin, 1st
Dylan Welton, Honorable Mention
Hunter Cisler, 3rd
Austin Pitsch, 1st
TJ Meyers, 2nd
Dylan Bailey, Honorable Mention
Diego Garcia, 9th
Seth Mahler, Honorable Mention
Adam Gunnink, 10th
Ashton Nichols, Honorable Mention
The mechanical drawing and architectural drawing classes are taught by Scott Meyers and the woods program is taught by Matt Melvin.
The Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society (MITES) was established in 1928. It is a professional organization of industrial technology, technology education, and career technical education (CTE) educators whose purpose is the development of industrial and technology education at all levels of private and public education.
MITES focuses on the industrial technology, technology, and career technical education of the youth of Michigan and the professional development of industrial and technology education personnel and curriculum.