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2017 Student Trophy Design Contest



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ACTE is excited to announce the winner of the 2017 ACTE Student Trophy Design Contest: Brooks Baro, a sophomore at McIntosh High School in Peachtree City, Georgia. Brooks' design was selected from out of nearly 400 entries submitted for this year's contest! He will receive a $1,000 prize, a paid trip to Nashville to be recognized at the ACTE Awards Banquet, and a free one-year lease of a 3D printer for his school. The winning trophy design will be 3D-printed by Stratasys and presented to the 10 national award winners at the 2017 ACTE Awards Banquet in Nashville, Tennessee. Read the press release here.

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Left to Right: Chris Schier from Technical Training Aids; Brooks Baro, winning designer; Matthew Gambill, Executive Director of Georgia ACTE; and Larry Singleton, instructor at McIntosh High School.

2017 Trophy Design and Actual

Check back later in the fall for more information on the 2018 Student Trophy Design Contest. 


Thanks to Stratasys, we are pleased to continue presenting these unique trophies that not only celebrate but embody ACTE's core values. Created by cutting-edge technology, the trophies manifest CTE's role in preparing students for 21st century careers and harness the power of collaboration between CTE and business and industry partners. With the inception of the design contest, the trophies will not only celebrate CTE but showcase the talents of its greatest achievement: its students. 

See how the awards were made below!



2016 Student Trophy Design Contest 

In September 2016, ACTE announced the winner of the first-ever Student Trophy Design Contest: Matthew Gump, a rising senior at Landstown High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read the press release. Matthew's design was used as the template for producing the 3D-printed trophies that were presented to the national Excellence Award winners at the 2016 Awards Banquet in Las Vegas, Nevada. Matthew was recognized on stage at the event, along with his instructor, Jennifer Renne, and presented with a $1,000 scholarship, courtesy of Stratasys. 

Matthew Gump group photo

Left to right: Michael Block from Stratasys; Matthew Gump; Jennifer Renne



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