DAEDF holds Youth Engineering Contest

November 21, 2018
HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS: DAEDF President Lyle Roggow presents checks to High School Overall Competition winners: Gavin Banks of RRTC (Marlow) and Roland Cook of Duncan.  HIGH SCHOOL WINNERS: DAEDF President Lyle Roggow presents checks to High School Overall Competition winners: Gavin Banks of RRTC (Marlow) and Roland Cook of Duncan. 

The Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation (DAEDF) hosted this year's Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest for 7-12th grade students in the Red River Technology Center school district Nov. 12, with students winning $3,950 in prize money, along with scholarships to Cameron University.

“Each year we look forward to seeing the designs students come up with and love that we are able to collaborate with area schools and employers on this initiative,” stated Jeannie Bowden, Race Coordinator. “This event along with others is educating youth for careers following graduation and helping fill the workforce pipeline for employers.”

Students competed for monetary awards in the areas of engineering, the fastest CO2 race car, overall, and people's choice. In addition, Cameron University presented scholarships to the top three overall winners and teachers received an appreciation gift. 

The contest is challenging for students, teachers, and parents. It requires critical thinking, design, drafting, and manufacturing a CO2 race car. This contest is possible because of DAEDF's partnership with local middle schools, high schools, Red River Technology Center, and Cameron University. Duncan's Dream It! Do It! initiative is a manufacturing career pathway associated with the Manufacturing Institute and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).  

 
Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest - 2018 Middle School Winners

People's Choice

1st Place                Hunter Miller, Marlow

2nd Place              Andrew Wollenburg, Marlow

3rd Place               Anastasia Scott, Duncan

 
Engineering

1st Place                Jaiden Gregston, Duncan

2nd Place              Kacyn Miller, Duncan

3rd Place               Sofia Flores, Duncan

 
CO2 Race

1st Place                Dallas Woody, Empire

2nd Place              Jaiden Gregston, Duncan

3rd Place               Adyson Meek, Marlow

 
Over All

1st Place                Jaiden Gregston, Duncan

2nd Place              Dallas Woody, Empire

3rd Place               Jackson Butler, Duncan

 
Duncan Area Youth Engineering Contest - 2018 High School Winners

 
People's Choice

1st Place                Kahler Coleman, Walters

2nd Place              Gavin Banks, RRTC

3rd Place               Ostyn DeThomas, RRTC

 
Engineering

1st Place                Gavin Banks, RRTC (Marlow)

2nd Place              Garrett Thornton, Central High

3rd Place               Jack Mathison, Homeschool

 
CO2 Race

1st Place                Roland Cook, Duncan

2nd Place              Gavin Banks, RRTC (Marlow)

3rd Place               Patrick Woody, Empire

 
Over All

1st Place                Gavin Banks, RRTC (Marlow)

2nd Place              Roland Cook, Duncan

3rd Place               Garrett Thornton, Central