Students Flock to UCA Technology Fair

January 06, 2014 | Joe Hess

Upper Columbia Academy (UCA) welcomed more than 160 students to its annual Technology Fair. The Technology Fair is a chance for young students to experience elective classes offered by UCA and perk the interest of future students. Junior academies and elementary schools from around the Upper Columbia Conference brought their seventh- through 10th-graders to get their hands dirty.

Students had the opportunity to choose from two of the following courses offered: woodworking, welding, computer-aided drafting (CAD), simple machines, stained glass, painting, embroidery, quilting, digital design, computer assembly and photography. The visiting students learned from UCA teachers and volunteers with assistance from UCA students. “It is great to be able to highlight the different opportunities students can have if they come to UCA,” says William Garrett, UCA industrial arts teacher.

The classes offered during the Technology Fair are elective classes that UCA students have the opportunity to take. “We are pleased to have strong academics at Upper Columbia Academy," says John Winslow, UCA principal. "We are thankful for elective offerings such as industrial arts and art that help to create our well-rounded program."