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It will come as little surprise to those who have followed the amazing success of students enrolled in any EISD technology course to learn students in this program have earned additional awards for their outstanding work.
EHS Technology students recently competed at the 75th Annual Livestock Show and Rodeo in San Angelo and brought home the top award in five classes and one division championship. To top it off, the EISD team also took top Sweepstakes prize for the entire show.
“Sweepstakes is the highest honor a school may receive at this particular show,” said Brian Harlan, EHS welding instructor. “It’s an average of projects entered determined by the positions in which each placed throughout their classes in order to give a determined average and we came home with this honor.”
Chris Valek, Nick Dixon, Ben Sylvester, Derek Zimmerman, Austin Estes, Kris Lewis and Josh Knott had the Grand Champion Division winning barbecue pit on a trailer. These students won prizes, which included a 175 amp Lincoln MIG welding machine, a $195 cash prize and a banner.
Josh Knott won the non- towable outdoor barbecue pit class. There were 18 entries in this class and Josh beat out 17 other contestants for the class win.
Nick Dixon submitted a 10-foot utility trailer that carries a 500-gallon water tank which is going to be used for various types for watering around the farm. Nick placed third in class with this project and he and Josh Knott also placed third in San Antonio with the same trailer earlier in the month.
Austin Estes entered a 24-foot multi-bale hay trailer which won its class and also won its class the week before while being shown in San Antonio.
Derek Zimmerman and Ben Sylvester entered an electric shop equipment class with a hydraulic pump and cylinder that is used as a press in order to punch out louvers in metal. This award winner also placed fourth in its class at San Antonio.
“I would like to thank all of the teachers and people who helped make this possible including Alan Linson, Scott Stevens, Mark Roman, Ryan McCabe, Orlando Vargas, David Averett, Irene Flynt, Valerie Burgess, David Estes, Dick Roberts and all the parents and other folks whom I’ve probably forgotten to mention,” Harlan said. “There’s no way we could do what we do without these people. To the teachers who have allowed these students to come and work after they finished their work for you…. thank you, thank you, thank you and if I’ve left anyone out, I’m sorry. I can’t say enough about what a wonderful place EISD is to work and to have the support these students have here in our school district.
“We have Houston now and then the county show at the end of March,” he said. “I hope that each of you could mark your calendar at the end of March and make plans to come over to the Ellis Co. Youth Expo in Waxahachie and check out all the projects from around the county. The kids would enjoy seeing you there and supporting them as they compete with all other school from Ellis County.”

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