North Farmington HIgh senior Grace Zalubas took home more than a dozen awards from the the 91st Annual Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society (MITES) State Competition.
A number of Farmington Public Schools’ (FPS) Engineering and Architecture students competed in the event, which was held May 8 – 11 at Shanty Creek in Bellaire.
Zalubas won the top architecture award with her NEF High-Speed Study Zone design. She also brought home a Divisional Award for the Best Project at the junior/senior level, for her exterior rendering of a fire station.
Here’s a recap of all FPS student awards:
North Farmington High School
Grace Zalubas – GRAND AWARD – Commercial Working Plans, Divisional Awards – Exterior Rendering, 1st Place – Architecture Presentation Rendering, 1st Place – Architecture Walk-Thru Animation, 1st Place – Interior Photo Realistic Rendering, 2nd Place – Architectural Model, and 6th Place – 3D Printed Plastics Model House, Gold Key – Art Portfolio – Scholastic Art Awards in the Architecture and Industrial Design Category, Gold Key – Architectural Watercolor – Scholastic Art Awards in the Architecture and Industrial Design Category, Best in Category – Architecture and Industrial Design – Scholastic Art Awards, 1st Place – 6 State Regional – moves onto the National NEF Design Drafting Awards – National Association of Women in Construction Education Foundation (NAWIC), 1st Place and $150 – Local Region NEF – NAWIC competition, Michigan 2019 Breaking Traditions Award and Outstanding Technical Achievement Award Kevin Bass – 1st Place – Self-Reeling Fishing Rod
Jon Vaysman – 2nd Place – Intruder Alarm
Lamia Tank – 3rd Place – Hand Architecture Drawing, 5th Place – 3D Printed Plastics Model House, 9th Place – Architectural Model and Honorable Mention – Residential Working Plans
Matei Gheorghiu – 7th Place – Exterior Rendering and 8th Place – Architectural Model
Farmington High School
Madelyn Newton – 1st Place – Interior Design Board
Nick Michaels – 1st Place – CNC Mill 2D-Signs and 2nd Place – Mechanical Drawing Photo Rendering of Assembly – Hackbot and 3rd Place – CNC Mill 3D-Blocks Harrison High School
Nazeer Abuchaar – 1st Place – Technical Writing – Urban Development and Sustainability
Emily Steslicki – 2nd Place – Instructional Aid – The Cardboard Boat Regatta and 3rd Place – Technical Writing – Urban Development & Sustainability Samantha Fleeter – 4th Place – Technical Writing – The Mousetrap Car
Kaleb Jackson – 4th Place – Technical Writing – Designing a Go Kart
Jeremiah Loewen – 4th Place – Wood Frame House (3/4″=1′ scale)
Ryan Starrs – 4th Place – Wood Frame House (3/4″=1′ scale)
“MITES gives our engineering, architecture, and auto students an opportunity to compete against their peers in the state in many real-world categories and competitions,” Amy Porter, Architecture and Engineering Teacher at North Farmington and Farmington High Schools, said in a press release. “I am proud of North Farmington and Grace Zalubas for taking home the two top honors in the Architecture category.”