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Submitted to The Spencer Magnet
Local 4-H member, Tyler Milburn of Taylorsville finished 4th at the 58th Annual National 4-H Engineering, Science and Leadership Event in West Lafayette, Indiana , September 28-30. He competed in the lawn tractor contest, one of eight contests in the event.
The event drew in 53 contestants from 12 states. Areas of competition included: aerospace, bicycle, computer, electric, lawn tractor, small engines, tractor, and welding. All of the contestants had won county and state competitions to qualify for the national event.
Contestants and accompanying adults spent a day on educational field trips at Purdue University and area industrial plants. Included were workshops in the departments of electrical engineering technology, agricultural and biological engineering, and aviation technology and guided tours of Subaru of Indiana Automotive and Caterpillar Engine Plant.
The event was conducted by Extension Agricultural Engineers and 4-H professionals from participating states. John Deere and Company sponsored the lawn tractor and small engines contests. Lincoln Electric sponsored the welding contest. Landis and Gyr and Stuart C Irby Company sponsored the electric contest.