North Farmington students win Women in Construction awards

Women in Construction
North Farmington Principal Joe Greene (left) and NAWIC Education Foundation Representatives Cheryl Fellem and Barb Strachan, right, recognize Grace Zalubas and Lamia Tank. (Farmington Public Schools)

North Farmington High School students Grace Zalubas and Lamia Tank have earned Women in Construction Awards from The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).

Advanced students in the Architectural Design class, Zalubas and Tank each chose a project to work on throughout the year. Both designed and built tiny houses. Upon hearing about the competition, North architecture and engineering teacher Amy Porter encouraged her students to enter.

Zalubas, a junior, won first place in the state competition and second place at the North Central Regional Competition. Tank, a sophomore, took third place at the state competition. Zalubas received $150 for the state win and $200 for her regional second place. Tank was awarded $75 for her third place state finish; all awards are for the competition’s design category.

“I am very proud of the work produced by both Lamia and Grace,” Porter said. “They didn’t receive the contest information until well after it had started. Both girls worked hard to not only meet the shortened deadline, but created award winning designs in the process. I am honored to have such creative, talented, and hardworking students in my class.”

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