Woodshop wins multiple awards


Josh Johnson

Senior Kal Willard stands by his second place award- winning gun case.

Josh Johnson, Staff Reporter

On May 8, four students from the RHS Woodshop competed with other high school woodshop students for regionals at Dakota High School. All of the students from Roseville placed.

Senior Kal Willard placed second with his gun cabinet, also in second, senior Justin Chechlowski with his bookcase, and junior Danny Bozek with his bio-flame coffee table. Winning first place out of the four is senior Nick Boos with his gun cabinet. After a long day at the competition, the four students were scheduled to have their projects take a trip to Saginaw Valley University for states. Since May 8, the four students have gone to Saginaw and after a long day Friday May 15, they did not win any more awards besides Nick Boos, who won honorable mentions for his cherry gun cabinet.

 “My cherry gun cabinet won first place in the tri-county regionals, and then at states it took honorable mentions. Holmes taught me to be a man of my word, not a word of a man.” senior Nick Boos said.

The states that were held in Saginaw Valley University were sponsored by M.I.T.E.S. (Michigan Industrial Technological Education Society) After Friday, Ronald Holmes, the advanced woodshop teacher although not taking any awards home during states he was still very proud of his students for working hard throughout the years he has had them.

“Our main objective was to get to states, which we did by getting a first and three second places against Dakota and Fraser high schools woodshops. I’ve had all these kids for four years and one for three, these students over three to four years they went from basic woodworking to a now more advanced entry level carpenters whom cabinet shops and construction employers are always seeking to employ. I am proud of all of them for working hard over the years,” Holmes said.