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Helena High class showcases 3D printing skills

Posted at 5:40 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 16:53:39-04

HELENA – Helena High School’s welding and drafting instructor, Jake Spearson, invited MTN to witness the end of the course’s 3D printing challenge Friday.

Students spent a total of nine rigorous weeks building their 3D cars from the ground up.

The purpose of Spearson’s project was to challenge his students and showcase their knowledge in mathematics, physics, and engineering — all with a goal to make the most accurate and quickest time possible.

Winners of the class, freshman Lakoda Marcum and junior Koner Schmolke, explained the science behind a win that they told MTN they “did not see coming.”

MTN also spoke with Helena High junior, Kylie Songer, who explained that this is her third year taking Spearson’s class.

“I want to pursue a career in architecture, so, learning all of the drafting tools in this class is a great way to prepare for that,” she said.

Each class period had a winning team, and the final round of winners competed in a victor’s challenge at the end of the school day.

Story by Christine Sullivan, MTN News