Massachusetts Student Wins Laguna Tools CNC School Contest

Massachusetts Student Wins Laguna Tools CNC School Contest
Student Luke Grant’s Winning Essay Wins $1,000 For North Adams, MA, School


The winning essay, chosen from several hundred entries, was submitted by Luke Grant, a senior at the North Adams, Massachusetts, Drury High School. His essay centered on his desire to create molds that could be used to shape fiberglass or carbon fiber into body panels for an entry in the Tour De Sol solar power vehicle rally.
Luke’s teacher Keith tells the story of what led up to the award. “I share articles from Woodshop News with my class, such as the one about the Laguna Tools contest. I was gratified when Luke volunteered to enter the competition. Win or lose, I thought it would be a good experience for him. But when we received the email that said we had won, I was ecstatic for him and our school. I’m looking forward to February’s School Committee Agenda, where Luke can receive the further congratulations he has earned.”

Luke himself added, “I really wasn’t expecting to win. I just saw entering the contest as a way to use some of what I’ve learned in Advanced Placement Language Arts. When we received the email, every- one clapped. They even bought me pizza for lunch.”

Catherine Helshoj, Laguna Tools Vice President commented, “We’re proud and happy to make the award to Luke, Keith and Drury High School. The woodworking classes at Drury High School participate every year in community service learning projects. I’m told they’ll use the award to fix some shop equipment that had been idled by lack of repair funds.”The corporate offices of Laguna Tools are located at 17101 Murphy Ave., Irvine, CA 92614. The company may be contacted at (800) 234-1976 or (949) 474- 1200.

About Laguna Tools Laguna Tools is an Irvine, California-based manufacturer of advanced CNC machinery and award-winning band saws, table saws, edge banders, and other woodworking equipment. The company is currently celebrating its 30th year of solution-driven sales.

Laguna Tools – Catherine Helshoj – VP
Phone: (949) 474-0150 / (800) 234-1976
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