East Marshall takes home trophy for second year in a row at Spring Extravaganza
For the second year in a row, East Marshall High School took home the Traveling Trophy at this year’s second annual Spring Extravaganza held at Marshalltown Community College. Over 150 students from five local high schools competed in business, family and consumer sciences, and industrial tech competitions throughout the day Wednesday.
East Marshall had the highest average ranking across all competitions, which included students from BCLUW, East Marshall, West Marshall, GMG, and Marshalltown High School. Second Place went to West Marshall and Third Place went to MHS.
“The students showed remarkable talents and professionalism in each of the career and technical competitions Wednesday,” says Dr. Chris Russell, MCC Dean of Students & Academic Affairs. “Their performances are a reflection of the remarkable technical programs and dedicated teachers in each of our K-12 districts. Students are being prepared very well for many career choices and higher educational options in our region.”
Final Results are as follows:
Seventeen students participated in Business Social Media Presentations from all five schools. First place team was West Marshall (Daniel Kelley, Nick Juel, and Renald Bouchard); Second place was BCLUW (Cole Silver, Tyler Lutes, and Conner Ubben); Third palace was GMG (Matt Carlon, Bridger Claassen, and Gabrella Gruen). The business competition consisted of students creating a game or product and trying to sell that product to the judges during the presentation.
Twenty-nine students participated in Welding competition. First place team was MHS (Connor Overstake and Derek Mann); Second place was West Marshall (Nolan Sinning and Joel Phelps); and Third place was MHS (Devon Downs and Austin Baker). The welding competition had students work on four different types of welds with judges looking at weld consistency, location, thickness, and size.
Thirty-five students participated in the Woodworking/Sawhorse competition from all five schools. First place went to MHS (Brody Gethmann, Lee Roy Ruiz, and Lalo Angle); Second place to East Marshall (Marco Rodriguez and Luke Svendsen); and Third place to East Marshall (Angel Chiquito and Brennan Johnson). The Construction competition had students assembling sawhorses and judges graded each based on safety/cleanliness, cut lengths, cut accuracy, fit and overall appearance.
Thirty-two students participated in Cupcake Wars competition from all five schools. First place went to East Marshall’s Sarah Pippin and Gerrie Westendorf; Second place went to West Marshall’s Kalie Weuve; and Third place to BCLUW’s team of Nicole Montgomery and Clarke Macy. Cupcake Wars judged students on the design, creativity, neatness, and taste of the cupcake.
Twelve students participated in this year’s new ‘Designs with Denim’ competition. First, Second and Third place went to MHS students. First place, Paola Diaz; Second place Salina Anderson; and Third place to Ana Rodriguez. This competition had students create a project using denim along with any other materials and embellishments needed to enhance design.
West Marshall students Cody Freland and Dylan Childs won first place in this year’s new Signs competition. The goal of the Sign competition is to create a sign that promotes each student’s respective school.
Also new this year was the Accounting I and II test. First place in Accounting I test went to West Marshall’s Jeffrey Henze, Claire Underwood, and Greggory Morden. First place in the Accounting II test went to MHS’ Melisa Fonseca, Emily Murtha, Maria Marroquin, and Kim-mee Schmitt.
Photo 1: AEA Career Tech Consultant, Lorna Kennedy, stands with First place winners in the Business competition (West Marshall’s Daniel Kelley, Nick Juel, and Renald Bouchard) .
Photo 2: First place winners in the Welding competition (MHS’ Derek Mann and Connor Overstake) .
Photo 3: First place winners in the Construction competition. (MHS’ Brody Gethmann, Lee Roy Ruiz, and Lalo Angle)
Photo 4: First place winners in the Cupcake competition (East Marshall’s Sarah Pippin and Gerrie Westendorf) .
Photo 5: First place winner from MHS, Paola Diaz, in the Designs with Denim competition.
First place winners in the Signs competition (West Marshall’s
Cody Freland and Dylan Childs)