Mites, Woodworking Competition


Colin Frikken

Mites is a statewide woodworking competition different schools around Michigan can join. At Dakota High School on May 6 starting at 10 a.m., plenty of kids around us will join, then two weeks later students all around Michigan will join a state competition in Lansing. Students Colin Frikken, Faith Tucker, and Santino White so far have joined the competition with their own tables. Possible scholarships and career opportunities, with the possibility of school and individual recognition.


Mites has different sections of competition, meaning everyone who made a table is competing, everyone who made a chair is competing, dressers etc. Mites stands for Michigan Industrial Technology Education Society.


“Competition builds skill, integrity, and competitiveness, all of which equals good jobs and careers in the future,” woodshop teacher Ronald Holmes said.


The requirements for joining are you just must be between ninth and twelfth grade. For more information go to