Sixty students competed in the recent seventh annual New England Student Woodworking Competition, held in Marlborough, Mass. The students competed for 47 awards with Kevin Osgood, a junior at Londonderry High School in Londonderry, N.H., taking top honors for a handmade acoustic guitar.
Rounding out the top five were Tyler Beninati of Salem High School in Salem, N.H.; Ryan dePace of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H.; Jeff Garabedian of Salem High School; and Henry Cousins of Belmont Hill High School in Belmont, Mass.
Other winning schools were Leominster Center for Technical Education in Leominster, Mass.; Wiscasset High School in Wiscasset, Maine; Marshfield High School in Marshfield, Mass.; Inter Lakes High School in Meredith, N.H.; Darien High School in Darien, Conn., and Marlborough High School.
The judges were Phil Young, owner of Young Cabinetry in Westminster, Mass.; Michael Wise, owner of Wise Cabinetry in Portsmouth, N.H.; Robert Higgins-Steele of R. E. Higgins-Steele in Ashby, Mass.; Jim Kenyon of Kenyon Woodworking in Jamaica Plain, Mass.; and Harrelson Stanley of HMC Enterprises.
The next competition is scheduled for May 31-June 3, 2011. For information, contact Ken Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.