Highschoolers gain experience, awards at TechTREK 2006

November 15 2006

More than 500 high school students from 23 schools in Indiana and Illinois competed at Indiana State University's TechTREK 2006 on Nov. 2, hosted by the College of Technology.

Sullivan High School walked away with the Golden Bowl traveling trophy and a cash prize for placing first in the Technology Bowl, and Western Boone High School set itself apart by winning more awards than any other school.

In its 11th year, TechTREK (Technology, Resources, Education, Knowledge) offers participating high school teams a chance to test their technological skill and knowledge in a variety of skill-building events against other high school teams. ISU technology education students and faculty design the one-day event to help students apply skills developed in all areas of education, but particularly in team problem-solving, communication and technology education.

TechTREK 2006 winners are:

Technology Bowl:
First place - Sullivan High School (Mickey McGlasson, Jay Phillips, John Lisman, Tyler Figg)
Second place - Pike Central High School (Cliff Parsons, T.J. Ennis, Josh Popp, Samantha Hendricks)
Third place - Columbus East High School (Ethan Pemberton, Jake Wilson, Will Gehring, Dominic Gehring)

Battling the Elements:
First place - Brown County High School (Ken Patrick, Corey Spears, Robert Dailey, Caleb Bourland)
Second place - North Vermillion High School (Chance Hoover, Cory Booher, Billy Jackman, Brock Defenbaugh)
Third place - Northview High School (Andrick Eldridge, Emma Reed, Greg Reisinger, Eric Whitt)

Code Buster:
First place - Clay City Jr.-Sr. High School (Kevin Cook, Rebecca Seymour, Colton Johnson, Whitney Ames)
Second place - Central Nine Career Center (Daniel Blackie, Simon Luse, Karen Roberts, Nathan Schonegg)
Third place - Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School (Andy Yarber, Aaron Hiller, Ryan Knox, Greg Cook)

Comical Contraption Challenge:
First place - Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School (John Roberts, Nick Knutson, Josh Edwards)
Second place - South Knox Middle-High School (Samuel Maxwell, Kevin Holscher, Katherine Luchtefeld, Victoria Powaskie)
Third place - Terre Haute South Vigo High School (Evan Myers, Joe Paul, Kyle Topolosek, Luke Milner)

Crash Test Dummies:
First place - North Vermillion High School (Dimitri Morson, Kyle Ross, Justin Yoho, Rob Lawlyes)
Second place - Northview High School (Brett Fulk, Derek Gabriel, Curtis Peters, Jared Smith)
Third place - Terre Haute South Vigo High School (Jordan Haley, Nate Pullen, Elijah Turner, Conner Clinkenbeard, Billy Fisher)

Duct Tape Fanatic:
First place - Columbus Area Career Center North (Jason Wood, Corey Loescher, Anna Wint, Aaron Sall, James Wilde)
Second place - Sullivan High School (Mitchell Gambill, Travis Gloscock, Jordan Burr, Nick Doffing)
Third place - Central Nine Career Center (Sarah Criss, Kenny Jarvis, Greg Snow, Billy Williamson)

Free Form Frenzy:
First place - South Vermillion High School (Logan Pollaro, Cole Huber, Ryan Cottrell, Cody Hedges)
Second place - Terre Haute South Vigo High School (David Livingston, Nick Barbee, Brandon Roberts)
Third place - South Knox Middle-High School (Evan Bosecker, Jarek Morrison, Calvin Powell)

I-Robot:
First place - Columbus East High School (Jake Wilson, Jason Ford, Michael Vittorio)
Second place - Area 30 Career Center (Ben Parker, Brad Eickhoff, Ryan Stanley)
Third place - New Castle Area Career Programs (Jon Wagner, Sean Shelton, John Curtis, Justin Thompson)

Junk Yard Genius:
First place - New Palestine High School (Andrew Jordan, Zachary Redmon, Brendon Steele, Ben Waddell, Ryan Wildman)
Second place - Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School (Chris Browning, Caleb Schenck, Austin Henderson, George Sinn)
Third place - North Vermillion High School (Jacob Rankin, Zach Jumps, Mason Clarey, Caleb Miller)

Mechanical Design Mania:
First place - PVETI Manufacturing (George Hinote, Mike Bennett, Brad Knauer, Orie Turnbull)
Second place - Kankakee Valley High School (Josh Smith, Chester Magiera, Aaron Stoerman, Joey Campbell)
Third place - South Vermillion High School (Desiree Thomas, Beth Jenkins, Ashley Baxendale, Alyssa Applegate)

Out of this World:
First place - Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School (Brant Ford, John Scott, Kaytee Bray, Jon Neese)
Second place - South Vermillion High School (Jessica Keeney, Marci Deisher, Courtney Jacks, Amanda Rolle)
Third place - PVETI Manufacturing (Erick Hill, Brandon Grube, Clayton Eldridge, Kyle Carpenter)

Production Pandemonium:
First place - Columbus East High School (Will Lannan, Charlie Weikert, Brittany Noel, Kinsey Branum)
Second place - Clay City Jr.-Sr. High School (Carson Hendrix, Garry Payne, Colleen Wiley, Sarah Tobias)
Third place - Terre Haute South Vigo High School (Nick Kutch, Paul Bennett, Austin Cooley, Kyle Wall)

Rescue Mission:
First place - Western Boone Jr.-Sr. High School (Adreyl Mofford, Nick Shepherd, Cody Culley, Zeb Fisher)
Second place - Martinsville (Ill.) High School (Harry Downey, Ethan Bower, Nate Tingley, Bobby Short)
Third place - Columbus Area Career Center North (Corey Partridge, Carl Woszczynski, Huw Morgan, James Arthur)

Solution Revolution:
First place - Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School (J.D. Hoffman, Calvin Grieshaber, Lucas Dull, Aaron Cragun)
Second place - Pike Central High School (T.J. Ennis, Jeff Skinner, Brent Caldemeyer, Bruce Whitehead)
Third place - South Vermillion High School (Jon Wilson, Shane Nelson, David Chrisman, Steven Ryley)

Web Wizard:
First place - Brown County High School (Madeleine Bachelier, Jake Collins, Kara Edens-Magner, David Miller)
Second place - Western Boone Jr./Sr. High School (Cody Broshar, Kerri Richardson, Claire Garrity, Jimmy Hieston)
Third place - South Decatur Jr./Sr. High School (Krista Galloway, Tyler Hill, Jacob Fenley, Logan Saylor)

To see photos of this year's TechTREK, go to: http://www.indstate.edu/news/photodatabase/Events/2006_tec_trek/

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Photo: TechTREK 2006

Cutline: High school students from throughout Indiana and Illinois test their tech skills at Indiana State University's 11th annual TechTREK. (Justin Schwab/ISU.)

Contact: Bev Bitzegaio, outreach coordinator, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3575 or bitz@indstate.edu

Writer: Katie Spanuello, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or kspanuello@isugw.indstate.edu

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More than 500 high school students from 23 schools in Indiana and Illinois competed at Indiana State University's TechTREK 2006 on Nov. 2, hosted by the College of Technology.

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