KC MADE Winners Announced Live on Facebook
On Sunday, May 31, KCHBA Workforce Chairman Drake Vidrine and KCHBA Executive Vice President Will Ruder went live on Facebook to announce the winners of this year’s KC MADE competition.
During the week leading up to the announcement, people could vote for their favorite project to win the People’s Choice award. Laurissa Saenz of Winnetonka High School was the winner this award with over 250 of the more than 700 votes cast.
The 2020 KC MADE overall winners are:
- Third Place Overall: Collin Reynolds & Patrick Steinkamp of Liberty High School. They each win a Makita 18v Compact Impact Driver Kit and their school will receive a grant of $500.
- Second Place Overall: Andrew Teater of Liberty High School, who wins a Dewalt 20v Compact Brushless Drill/Driver Kit and his school will receive a grant of $750.
- First Place Overall: Brody Johnston of Shawnee Mission West High School, who wins a Dewalt 20v Compact Brushless Drill/Driver & 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit and his school will receive a grant of $1,000.
In Division One – Wood Only, the third place winner is Laurissa Saenz of Winnetonka High School. Earning second place in this category is Andrew Teater from Liberty High School and first place in division on goes to Brody Johnston of Shawnee Mission West High School. For winning first place, Johnston receives a Makita 18v Compact Brushless Drill/Driver Kit.
In Division Two – Mixed Materials, third place goes to Blayne Swartz of Bonner Springs High School. Second place goes to Collin Reynolds and Patrick Steinkamp of Liberty High School and first place goes to Andrew Teater of Liberty High School. For winning first place in this division, Teater wins a Makita 18v Compact Brushless Drill/Driver Kit.
The Showmanship Award, which is awarded to the individual that the judges felt displayed the most professionalism with their attire, communication skills and leadership. The Showmanship Award goes to Brody Johnston of Shawnee Mission West High School.
Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to the teachers, industry professionals, and the other community stakeholders who have put time and effort into supporting our future workers.