Middle School Awards 2015

OCS Students Achieve Success at MITES Competition


The Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society Region #13 Fair was held at Mason County Central School on May 7, 8, and 9. It was followed by the statewide MITES Convention on May 14 and 15 at Saginaw Valley State University. Onekama Middle School students received several awards during these competitions.


Awards are given each year to students that demonstrate skill, work ethic, and craftsmanship in the field of Industrial Technology. First through fourth place region winners qualified for the state competition. There are 20 regions and the potential to competing against 80 students in any one given division, category, and grade level.


Students faced some tough competition. Any Michigan or northern Indiana student in grades K through 12 is eligible. There is no distinction between the schools sizes; Class A through D schools compete against each other. The woods area (WO) has 17 categories. Students that are then placed into grade level of similar abilities.     


Onekama Middle School WO3D MITES winners from left to right are:

8th grader Hope Showalter 1st Place Region 13 & 4th Place State

8th grader James Sturgeon 2nd Place Region 13 & 3rd Place State

7th grader Taylor Bennett 3rd Place Region 13 & 5th Place State

8th grader Kyle Carter 4th Place Region 13 & 6th Place State

6th grader Ajah Fink 5th Place Region 13

7th grader Dalron Gray 6th Place Region 13 (Absent; Not Pictured)

Barbara Eldridge,
May 26, 2015, 1:14 PM