Precision Machining Students Excel in Competition

Precision Machining Students Excel in Competition
Posted on 02/25/2019
photo of HNHS Precision Machining students who recently competed at the Regional SkillsUSA competitionHuntington North High School Precision Machining students recently competed at the Regional SkillsUSA competition at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and Purdue University Fort Wayne. Four HNHS students will advance to the state SkillsUSA competition on April 19 and 20 in Indianapolis.  
HNHS students earned the following accolades: 

Precision Machining Competition:
1st place: Sam White
2nd place: Zach Nevil 
3rd place: Jack Braden
4th place: Corbin Bolding
Computer Numeric Control (CNC):
1st place: Jacob Haneline
“I’m so proud of how our Precision Machining students continue to excel at these competitions and understand the significance of these opportunities presented to them,” said Brian Murray, Precision Machining Instructor. “The Huntington North Precision Machining students continue to represent our school and program with pride and integrity.”
“We are so proud of how hard the students have worked,” said Tiffanney Drummond, Career and Technical Education Director. “Their success at Regionals is a testament to all of the time and effort they have put into developing their skills through the Precision Machining program.”
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations.  
Huntington North’s Precision Machining Program is a two year program designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the precision machining processes used in industry, manufacturing, maintenance, and repair. The course instructs the student in industrial safety, terminology, tools and machine tools, measurement and layout. Students become familiar with the setup and operation of power saws, drill presses, lathes, milling machines, grinders, and the setup, operation and programming of CNC (computer controlled) machines. The Precision Machining Program is a dual credit opportunity for students through Ivy Tech Community College Northeast.

Written by Tiffanney Drummond

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