Joliet West High School students Mason Schlegel and Jake Thorstad earned some hardware at a technology competition earlier this month.
They placed third in the invention/innovation event at the Technology Day competition Oct. 9 at Illinois State University, according to a news release.
Schlegel and Thorstad were just two of more than 400 students from across the state to compete at Technology Day, an event sponsored by the Illinois-Technology Student Association.
The Joliet West students competing were from instructor John Barber’s auto tech, computer repair and electronics and robotics classes.
“The students had a great time competing in the four events,” Barber said. “They had amazing ideas and learned a lot.”
At Technology Day, students throughout Illinois participate in hands-on, engineering-based activities and challenges. The four areas of competition were invention/innovation, structural technology, transportation technology and engineering design.
Joliet West High School was represented at the event by 32 students from 16 competition teams.