Two Granite School District students received a Grand Prize ribbon and a $150 prize for their skilled and artistic projects entered into the inaugural Student Woodworking Project Show.
Steve Hight’s (Granger High) winning entry was a blanket chest made of solid walnut and finished in Danish oil. Justin Hall’s (Taylorsville High) winning entry was called the “Bronco Bed” and was made of solid oak and finished in natural clear lacquer.
Both projects were of excellent design and quality and made use of modern CNC woodworking equipment and modern technologies. CNC equipment, CAD, and other modern technologies are now used extensively in woodworking programs throughout Granite School District.
A second part of the Student Project Show was the woodworking merit badge booth. Hundreds of scouts, cub scouts, children, and parents learned more about woodworking by building a small car, carving a sign, and/or building a customized peg board. Over 100 scouts were able to complete the woodworking merit badge at the booth.
The Student Woodworking Project Show and merit badge booth were organized and sponsored by members of the Cabinetmaking Advisory Board. This advisory board was organized by the Granite School District CTE department and is made up of woodworking teachers from Canyons, Granite, Jordan, Salt Lake, and Tooele School Districts plus many supporting woodworking business leaders. The main purposes of this advisory board are to join industry with education to elevate woodworking education and to prepare students for careers in the cabinetmaking and woodworking industries. Similar advisory boards have been created for 14 additional CTE program areas.
CTE Coordinator, Skyline High