Three Southern Oklahoma Technology Center computer aided drafting students are advancing to the state competition after placing at the regional architectural drafting contest at Mid-America Technology Center.
Students had two and half hours to complete the assignments on computers they brought with them. This year, they had to complete a floor plan and kitchen elevation based on industry standards. Students also take a written test before they go to the event.
Nanci Newcomb, Wilson, won the post-secondary division.
“The plan came together easily,” Newcomb said. “There were a few things I had to figure out, but this one was pretty easy.” She credits instructor Anthony Bilyeu with helping her be prepared for the contest.
“I was prepared,” Newcomb said. “I practiced on and off for the last two months and really a lot the last few weeks to make sure we were prepared.” James Lee, Ardmore, placed second in the post-secondary division.
“It was fun and something new,” Lee said.
In the high school division, Moriah Britt, Sulphur High School, placed fourth.
“It was pretty challenging,” Britt said. “It’s stressful with people who have graduated from here and gone on to nationals, but it’s good to know nationals is in your grasp.”