Essay winners from the five Oshkosh Area School District middle schools from technical education courses read their essays at a celebration luncheon hosted by the Oshkosh Rotary on Monday.
Parents and teachers were invited to attend the event which awarded each essay winner with $25 in Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce gift certificates along with an award certificate for winning the Manufacturing Month essay contest sponsored by the Oshkosh Rotary.
Each of the five students based their writing on what they learned from the Chamber coordinated manufacturing tours to: Muza Metal Products, Arrowhead Systems Inc., A.P. Nonweiler, Jay Manufacturing and Lapham-Hickey Steel.
“Seeing is believing. You can’t understand the opportunities available if you don’t know that they are there. Career exploration tours like this afford students a first-hand view at the diverse opportunities available in manufacturing today,” said Patti Andresen-Shew, Director of Education and Talent Development with the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce.