At Our Best (April 1)

2013-04-01T07:30:00Z At Our Best (April 1) Corvallis Gazette Times
April 01, 2013 7:30 am

Students place in industrial skills contest

Students from 21 Oregon high schools and one trade academy competed in the annual High School Industrial Skills Contest held March 7 at Linn-Benton Community College in Albany.

Students competed in contests for drafting and engineering graphics, machine tool milling and turning and several types of welding. Winners were announced at an awards ceremony following the competition.

Local students who placed are listed below:

Machine tool technology — milling: first place, Josh Peck, Corvallis High School; second place, Derek Jackson, CHS; third place, Avery Stauber, CHS.

Machine tool technology — turning: first place, Derek Jackson, CHS; second place, Josh Peck, CHS.


Art exhibition winners announced

Winners of the Howland Community Open Exhibition at The Arts Center were announced at a recent reception.

The awards are listed below:

• 0-7 years: first place, Hayden Mortensen; honorable mention, Arbor Kimdon and Hazel Seivers.

• 8-13 years: first place, tie between Biwa and Konoha Tomono-Duval for a piece they made together, and a piece by Kari Gottfried; honorable mention, Adrien Hsieh and Josie Johnson.

• 14-18 years: first place, Cedar Kaplenk; honorable mention, Barry McGovern and Emma Spakoski.

• Adult nonprofessional: Laura Crosby; honorable mention, Nancy Key and Lisa Yagoda.

• Adult professional: Chia Hui Shen.

• People’s choice: Chia Hui Shen; honorable mention, Cynthia Spencer and Candice Westberg.

• Curator’s choice: Chi Meredith.

• Pegasus Presentation Prizes given by Pegasus Gallery and Frame Studio: C. Lill Ahrens, Alana Kenagy, Kat Sloma, Linda Edwards, Harold Wood and Marjorie Kinch.


Police cadet unit notes accomplishments

The Corvallis Police Cadet unit celebrated its 2012 accomplishments at a banquet held last month.

Made up of citizen volunteers ages 16 to 21, the unit recorded its highest number of annual volunteer hours, at 3,474. Cadets participated in 24 community events last year and aided police in the flood emergency.

Cadets attended the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training multi-agency cadet academy training last July, hosted by the Salem Police Department.

Last year, Alex Deardurff was appointed Senior Cadet and Miles Havard was promoted to Cadet Sergeant. Justin Teeter, Alex Deardurff and Markum Megale worked traffic at every Oregon State University football game.

Twelve Corvallis cadets brought home multiple awards from the Law Enforcement Challenge, an annual statewide cadet competition held last August at Camp Rilea near Warrenton. In the first year that Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants investigations were part of the competition, Corvallis cadets won all three awards. Emily Schroff took first place in the section, Josh Zessin was runner-up and Tyler Laufer earned third place.

Additional awards included:

• Two-person building search: third place (Emily Schroff and Josh Zessin)

• Officer safety: third place (Emily Schroff, Josh Zessin, Justin Teeter, Jake Ashcraft, Austin Cournyer and Anthony Destefano)

• Active shooter: third place (Caleb Lau, Miles Havard, Tyler Laufer and Markum Megale)

• Team shooting award, novice team award: first place (Tyler Laufer, Markum Megale, Miles Havard and Caleb Lau) and

• Individual shooting award, expert shooter: first place (Tyler Laufer)

Corvallis Police cadets are recruiting individuals to join the unit. Those interested can pick up an application form at the Law Enforcement Center, 180 N.W. Fifth St.

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