Cherokee County School District students placed in the statewide architecture career skills competition!
Three Sequoyah High School students in the Career Pathway for pre-architecture won honors in Georgia’s American Institute of Architects High School Design Competition, which is considered the top competition in the state for high school architecture students.
Class of 2022 graduate Kaia Whiteside placed second in the Advanced Level Contest and earned a $750 scholarship. Sophomore Riley Thomsen placed second in the Beginner Level Contest, and sophomore Stephen Eubanks placed third. The Career Pathways program at Sequoyah HS for architecture and engineering is led by teacher Brandon Grummer.
Through the competition, students are tasked with creating a solution to a specific problem using their creativity and architectural knowledge. The competition features two levels, beginner and advanced, to accommodate students with different experience levels. All contest entries, which top 200 a year, are evaluated by professional architects and engineers.
“We’re so proud of these students for earning statewide recognition for their career skills,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “This competition tests not only their architectural technique, but also their critical thinking and problem solving abilities and creativity. Kudos to Mr. Grummer for continuing his legacy of guiding architecture and engineering students to great success.”