March 16, 2017

I.D.E.A. high school drafting competition

Kishwaukee College was the site of the Region 4 meet on March 3 for the Illinois Drafting Educators Association (I.D.E.A.) annual statewide competition for high school students. The I.D.E.A. competition is open to high school students enrolled in drafting programs offered through their high schools.

I.D.E.A. is a non-profit professional education organization for the advancement of drafting education and drafting as a profession. Nearly 15,000 drafters are currently employed in Illinois with about 450 positions opening annually. 

The student drawings in each division were judged by members of the Kishwaukee College Computer Aided Design Technology Advisory Board. The students chosen as the first and second place winners will progress to the state competition at Illinois State University in Normal in April. 

The winners at the Kishwaukee College event were:

Introduction to Board—Lexy Lemar, first place, and Benjamin Stoddard, second place, both from Rochelle Township High School;

Introduction to CAD—Francisco Herrera, first place, and Matthew Malaker, second place, both from Rochelle Township High School;

3-D CAD Modelling—Zephan Drew, first place, and Clayton Coleman, second place, both from Rochelle Township High School;

Assembly Modelling—Hallie Bryntsen, first place, from Genoa-Kingston;

Machine CAD— Hunter Busse, first place, Randall Joos, second place, both from Genoa-Kingston;

Architectural CAD—Daisy Soto, first place, from Genoa-Kingston and DiQuan Ishmon, second place, from Rochelle Township High School;

Architectural Board—Kelly Creadon, first place, from Genoa-Kingston and Luis Castro, second place, from Rochelle Township High School;

Architectural Design – Dylan Rivera, Jack Del Real, and Miquel Ramirez, three-way tie for first place, all from Rockford Jefferson High School

The Genoa-Kingston team is coached by instructor Trent Sellers; the Rochelle Township High School team is coached by instructor Kurt Wolter; and the Jefferson High School team is coached by Craig Stenberg.

For more information on the Computer Aided Design Technology program at Kishwaukee College, contact Rick Bunton at 815-825-9634 or richard.bunton@kishwaukeecollege.edu. For more information about I.D.E.A. or drafting/design as a profession, visit the web site at www.idea-online.org