Gary Roberts Industrial Technology Showcase of Excellence

Gary Roberts Technology Showcase LogoStudents in middle and high schools throughout the County showcase their work in divisions including woodworking, drafting, metals, and machine work, competing for trophies in Novice (grades 6-8), Junior (grades 9-10), and Senior (grades 11-12) categories.  From over 300 projects, winners are selected by professionals in each field.

The highlight of the show is the awarding of the Gary Roberts Best of Show Award, awarded to a junior or senior whose project, regardless of division, is deemed by the judges to be the overall finest.  The selected project features outstanding functionality, sophistication, innovation in design, and superlative craftsmanship.

Gary Roberts was a member of the Humboldt County Board of Education, serving some 26 years.  Throughout his service, he was a strong advocate for quality career and technical education in County schools and valued the skill, talent, and hard work students exhibited.  With his son, Gary built and raced his own stock car. He liked to say his personal interest was in things with “engines attached to them”.

Read the list of winners from 2017!