Students of Two WCA Schools Win AWFS Fresh Wood Design Awards

Matthew Shiplett, with his award-winning Cherry blAwesome table is flanked by fellow Cedar Ridge High School students Russell Quade, left, and Colin Davis. All three proudly wear their WCA-logo shirts.

Students representing two Woodwork Career Alliance EDUcation institutions were rewarded for their design talents at the 2017 AWFS Fair in Las Vegas.

Matthew Shiplett of Cedar Ridge High School in Cedar Ridge, NC, took first place honors in the High School Table category of the Fresh Wood Student Design Competition and Kyle Hassett, a student of Dale Jackson Career Center in Lewisville, TX, finished second in the High School Case Goods category.

Shiplett’s Cherry blAwesome wowed the five-member judging panel earning him the $1,000 first place prize.   Hassett won $500 for finishing second with his Symphony of Contrast case goods.

A total of 195 designs were entered by students in the U.S. and Canada for the biennial design contest organized by the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers.

Read the AWFS Fair Fresh Wood Competition press release.

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