Wood works: Marlborough students create unique items
6/25/2012 7:49:03 AM by Paul Crocetti - Marlborough Enterprise Staff writer
The woodworking classroom space at Marlborough High School recently resembled an antiques shop.
Filled with tables, musical instruments, lamps, even a canoe, the room was home to the ninth annual New England Student Woodworking Competition.
“I say it every year – it never ceases to amaze, the types of things they come up with,” said Ken Hanson, a Marlborough High teacher and coordinator of the contest.
Students look forward to the contest now, Hanson said. A visitor to the space could tell from the careful handiwork of many of the items. The finely glossed canoe stretched about 12 feet. One entry included a set of stools, a lamp and a table. One student impressively made an electric guitar out of a cigar box.
The competition drew 50 entries from several schools, including Marlborough High, Belmont Hill and Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School. It culminated in an award ceremony at Marlborough High on June 8.