Maryland Students Win ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest


Contact: Dana Lampe


Maryland Students Win ACTE National Student Trophy Design Contest
Mount Hebron High School Students Win National Award


Alexandria, VA – Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced the team of Carter Carr and Joshua Kadavil from Mount Hebron High School in Ellicott City, MD as the national student trophy design contest winner in its seventh annual student trophy design contest. They are taught by Michael Gorleski, an instructor at Mount Hebron High School. The contest is sponsored by ACTE and Stratasys, Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and production systems.


The student trophy design contest is a competition for students to design the 3D trophy to be used to award the national winners at the Awards Gala. This year’s gala will be held in on November 30 at 7:00 p.m. PT, all are welcome to attend. Carter and Joshua’s submission was selected by ACTE’s Board of Directors out of entries from students all across the country. In addition to having their design used to create this year’s trophies, Carter and Joshua will receive a $1,000 scholarship and Mount Hebron High School will receive a free one-year lease of a 3D printer, courtesy of Stratasys, Ltd.


Carter Carr and Joshua Kadavil are both seniors at Mount Hebron High School. They have been participating in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) academic program since their freshman year. Both have a passion for STEM and have enjoyed many experiences with their peers and teachers in and outside of the classroom, as they are involved in many clubs, such as Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). Last year, both Carter and Joshua attended the National Conference for FBLA, gaining invaluable experiences within both the business and engineering fields.  Outside of school, they both enjoy a trip to the movies for the latest Marvel film, playing guitar, as well as hanging out with friends and competing in furious ping-pong matches. Both students are open to challenges and new opportunities and wish to make the most of every one and continuing to expand their knowledge. The opportunity to design a trophy allowed them to enjoy the design process with no real limits on their creativity. Looking ahead, both students hope to attend an accredited college and major in electrical engineering in the hopes to continue their journey of learning and changing the world for the better.


“The Student Trophy Design Contest has successfully helped promote CTE classrooms across the country for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, engineers, and more,” said ACTE Executive Director LeAnn Wilson. “Carter and Joshua’s outstanding achievements, and their passion for CTE, are further evidence of the critical role high-quality CTE plays in maintaining and growing America’s role in the global economy. We are very proud of Carter and Joshua and their accomplishments, and we are honored to have them as public ambassadors for all that today’s CTE has to offer.”


Jesse Roitenberg, Stratasys Americas Director of Education, shared his thoughts on the contest over the years. “Stratasys is pleased to partner with ACTE to create this contest for the students. It is clear that the educators are doing an outstanding job immersing the students in Additive Manufacturing and Computer Aided Drafting. The trophy entries we have judged over the past 6 years are phenomenally designed and could not be created by any other manufacturing process.”


Carter and Joshua, ACTE and Stratasys are available for interviews upon request. Carter and Joshua’s trophy design and headshot (courtesy Carter and Joshua) are attached.




About ACTE: The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.