Three Lake Career & Technical Center (LCTC) students received the fifth annual Craftsman Award.

Three Lake Career & Technical Center (LCTC) students received the fifth annual Craftsman Award.  

The students are enrolled in Ryan Bearden’s Cabinetmaking and Woods Technology classes at LCTC. Students work on their projects throughout the school year and are graded on their blueprints, joinery, finish, functionality, design and complexity. 

First place went to Dakota Coon. Coon is a fourth-year student in the woodworking program and built a rustic kitchen island. According to Bearden, “Dakota cut the countertops himself on LCTC’s saw mill and was able to salvage some of the bark to turn it into his backsplash.” Dakota will receive $1,000 towards furthering his education or tools.

Second place prize went to Kylie Lyons. Lyons, a sophomore at Camdenton High School, constructed a rustic saddle rack with some additional features. She will receive $175 worth of tools.

Third place went to Joey Morris, a Camdenton High School senior. He built a cherry gun cabinet and will receive a compact drill/driver with a $120 value.