Waupun High Finalist In Statewide Fab Lab Competition

(Waupun) A local high school was named a finalist in a statewide competition. The Waupun Junior/Senior High School will be competing in the final round of the Wisconsin Economic Development’s (WEDC) protocol gift design alongside Black River Falls, Northwood and Turtle Lake. The schools are required to use technology from their fabrication lab to create drink coasters that include Wisconsin in the design and features elements that represent the state’s positive economic, cultural and historical attributes. The coasters will be judged by delegates from the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, two Wisconsin colleges and the WEDC. The judges will base their decisions off of appearance, representation of Wisconsin’s industries, production time and cost for the item, and completeness of the design and project description. After this final round of judging, two winning designs will be chosen to be mass produced and used by state leaders. The coasters will be presented to foreign delegations visiting Wisconsin and to business and government leaders on WEDC trade missions led by Governor Tony Evers.