Students display crafts, win prize

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    SYDNEE HAMILTO

    BYU hosted the Young Craftsman’s Fair, which featured displays from over 600 junior high and high school students, Monday in the ELWC Garden Court.

    The Young Craftsman’s Fair is an opportunity for junior high and high school students to display their work in such areas as drafting, woodworking, automotive, and metal, said Loren Martin, the publicity chair for the fair.

    “The students come mostly from Utah, but we have some participants from Wyoming and Nevada as well,” Martin said.

    Martin estimated that woodworking will be the largest division, followed by drafting.

    “If you have never been to the fair, you will be very impressed with the displays,” Martin said.

    The exhibit included bedroom and living room furniture and drafting that is remarkable for junior high and high school students.

    He estimated that the projects displayed have taken the participants somewhere between 600 and 700 hours to complete.

    All first place winners received ribbons and an opportunity for scholarships to BYU.

    The Young Craftsman’s Fair also included live contests for students in the William H. Snell Building and the Roland A. Crabtree Technology Building.

    Some of the divisions for the contests included automotive, drafting, machine shop, welding and cabinet making, said Martin.

    Winners from the live contests received an engraved plaque from the Technology Education and Construction Management Department.

    The Technology Education and Construction Management Department acquired the fair from Sears 25 years ago. BYU has hosted it ever since

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