Students Excel in Design Competition

 Students stand for photo in front of design plans  Schalmont High School’s Civil Engineering Architecture class recently completed their final design project, which was judged by professionals from our community for a class competition.

Students worked in groups to design plans for a 30-acre parcel, proposing developments such as parks, a sports complex, a paintball facility, a skate park and family-centered community areas.

Congratulations to 1st place winners Ella McDonald and Aidan McTague for their design Harvest Square, 2nd place winners Dan Beyer and Kierra Schager for their design Phillips Park, and 3rd place winners David Cafarelli, Conrad McGarry and William Schaffer for their design Activity Acres!

Students stand for photo in front of design plans

Students stand for photo in front of design plans

And thank you to the following judges for volunteering your time!

  • Page Bickham, Architect from Hyman Hayes Associates
  • Jimmy Burns, Manager and Material Engineer from Knolls Atomic Laboratory
  • Deanna Campchero and Trey Graham, Architects from C2 Design group
  • Peter Comenzo, Senior Planner for Town of Rotterdam
  • Dr. James Hedrick, Professor of Engineering at Union College
  • Chris Longo, Civil Engineer from Empire Engineering
  • Walt Silva, Manager and Engineer at Naval Nuclear Laboratory
  • Rachel Stagnitti, Engineer for GE (alumni of our programs)

Civil Engineers around a table