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Gunnison High students finally get promised prizes

Gunnison High students finally get promised prizes

 

Daniela Vazquez

Staff writer

12-15-2016

 

GUNNISON—Students from Gunnison Valley High were awarded the prizes they were promised for attending Snow College’s Tech and Industry Open House in October.

“This is the first time that a school has actually shown up with the prizes they promised,” GVH student Chesten Sanderson said.

Kadon Hanks, Snow College’s technology department marketing director, awarded Josh Mitchell, Tyler Gardner and Chesten Sanderson with the prizes on Nov. 23.

The boys received a remote control quadcopter, a 20-piece tool kit or a gift bag loaded with useful daily items like a T-shirt, water bottle, pens, etc.

The event was in connection with the national organization MFG Day and supported by sponsors in the manufacturing industry.

The organization was created to promote manufacturing and ensure the prosperity of the entire industry, and to address the skilled labor shortage companies face.

Students got to attend various shops to see mechanical equipment in action or see what the machines produce.

“The nice thing about the open house is that there are probably a lot of these students who have really no idea what a shop or the equipment looks like,” Aaron Jones, Snow College tech department representative, said  “This gave them a chance to see what it’s all about and hopefully give them options for their future.”