South and West Washtenaw Consortium CAD class students had their strongest showing yet at the Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society competition.
The society has been hosting competitions for 89 years. In fact, between 30 and 40 years ago, the competition was held in Saline.
This the SWWC Cad students' fourth year competing, and they performed very well.
There are about 25 different categories that students enter. They include categories like photo-realistic renderings of CAD drawings, blueprints, hand drawings, and model houses.
The students had 91 projects it through regionals and qualify for states. Of those, 36 projects earned top three in the state and earned a plaque.
The SWWC boasted 12 individual state champs, 12 runners-up and 12 third-place finishers.
In addition the SWWC had two Divisional Grand Award winners, which means their project were deemed the best in the entire division regardless of category. Tobias Schmidt won the Mechanical Drafting division and Alex Hartman won the Animation division.
"This is the first time that a Saline student has won a Divisional Grand Award, and we had two!," said CAD instructor Steve Vasiloff. "I am very proud of my entire class and how they contributed to this year's success, but I have to single out Alex Hartman. He turned in five projects and won three state titles, one runner up, and one third place. Congrats to all those who competed."