Massachusetts Student Wins Laguna Tools Contest

Posted By Matt Schumake | Posted: 01/20/2014 3:07PM


IRVINE, CA – In 2013, Laguna Tools invited students from across the US to enter its CNC School Contest. Several hundred high school and college students applied by entering brief essays on the type of product they would make with a Laguna Tools computer numerical control (CNC) machine.

The winning essay was submitted by Luke Grant, a senior at the North Adams, Massachusetts, Drury High School. In his entry, Luke explained he would create molds to shape fiberglass or carbon fiber into body panels for an entry in the Tour De Sol solar power vehicle rally.

"We're proud and happy to make the award to Luke, [Luke’s teacher, Keith], and Drury High School,” Laguna Tools Vice President Catherine Helshoj mentioned.

The woodworking classes at Drury High School participate every year in community service learning projects. The school plans to use the $1,000 award to fix some shop equipment that had been idled by lack of repair funds.


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Matt Schumake

As a writer for Woodworking Network, Matt reports on tools, trends, innovations and business methods in the woodworking industry. His experience spans e-commerce and marketing, and he specializes in developing web and media presence for businesses small and large. In addition to writing, Matt builds custom wood furniture pieces at his home in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached at

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