The Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society region #13 fair was held at Fremont High School on April 25th-26th followed by the state MITES convention on May 1st and 3rd at Saginaw Valley State University. Awards are given each year to students that demonstrate skill, work ethic and craftsmanship in the field of wood working. First through fourth place winners qualifies for the state competition. There are 19 regions with the potential of competing against 79 other students in any one given category and grade level. Schools from A through D class complete each year for the awards in the 13 divisions. Each division is divided into smaller categories. The woods area (WO) has 17 categories. Students are then placed into grade level of similar abilities.     


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

  • 8th grader Elizabeth Domres   1st Place Region 13 & 1st Place State
  • 8th grader  Hobi Harju           2nd Place Region 13 & 10th Place State
  • 6th grader Brian Hall              3rd Place Region 13 & 5th Place State
  • 8th grader Emily Beeman        4th Place Region 13 & Honorable Mention State


Onekama High School WO8C MITES winner;

10th grader Randy Pienta       1st Place Region 13 & 6th Place State