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May 5, 2006

Cowley’s Ely Ray does well at Skills USA State Competition


Taking part in the Skills USA State Competition held April 20 at the Wichita Area Technical College-Grove Campus, Cowley College’s Ely Ray placed third in the precision machining contest.

The contest was an all day event, which featured performance work in the shop on machines, mills and lathes. Contestants also had to take a written test that had to do with the machining industry. There was also a blue print test, safety test, and inspection category.

“I am really proud of him,” Cowley College Industrial Technology instructor/Skills USA Industrial Technology Division Advisor Brett Butler said. “It was a long, all day affair, and he had to take all of our curriculum and apply it.”

Also representing Cowley at the competition was Ray’s cousin, Andrew, and Dustin Klug.
The event also served as an opportunity for the competitors to mingle with individual representatives in the respective fields of work.