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May 12, 2016


Soaring to new heights


Wayne Fleetwood


Wayne Fleetwood, a veteran of the U.S. Army and student in Cowley College’s Machine Tool program, recently completed a breathtaking guitar in the school’s Machining class.


Fleetwood, who has a 4.0 grade point average, painted and sanded the instrument while also hand carving an eagle design into the guitar.


Ricky Squires, Machine Tool instructor, said every fourth semester student in the program has an opportunity to make a guitar.


“Wayne did exceptional work and went above and beyond on the body of the guitar,” Squires said. “This is one of the most unique things to come out of the shop.”