Congratulations to the Smoky Hill High School SkillsUSA team!
SHHS News - 4/22/15
In the April 10 State SkillsUSA competition, the Smoky Hill team took top honors winning the Chapter Display competition, which showcases a team effort in conveying the SkillsUSA theme. Their display was automotive parts sculptured to depict a robot with moving parts and pistons.
The amazing "Transformer" was created from a donated Volkswagen engine, Mazda RX7 struts, and window regulators from a Ford. Integrating a rotating engine driven by a high-torque DC motor, and making the arms move through wired door switches required understanding of not only engine and electrical theory and application, but included an artistic eye. Students learned plasma cutting and welding, but also integrated LED lighting technology for effect.
The team worked many months on off periods, after school, and over Spring Break with their sponsor Brian Manley to ensure an awesome outcome. Planning for the sculpture began in December when the team decided they “wanted to win the competition,” junior Steven Deyulia said.
The following students make up the SkillsUSA team: Steven Deyulia, Ryan Stewart, Zachary Brazelton, Logan Gilbert, Cole McPherson, Brian McLellen, Travis Sands, Cory Smith. Not pictured: Mackenzie Markey, Nate Jentink, Zach Velie, Jordan Belt, Jaxom Shaneman, Joey Budnick.