04 - 25 - 2013 MCHS student finishes first in state tech conference
LEWISTOWN - Jonathon Chester's train of thought is carrying him all the way to Orlando, Fla. The Mifflin County High School student was recently recognized as the first place finisher in Transportation Modeling, a competition held at the 35th Annual Pennsylvania Technology Student Association State Conference held April 17 to 20 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion. His project involved designing and building his vision of a futuristic high-speed rail train. Chester said he was responsible for everything from engine design to building a display for the model train. His win qualifies him to compete at the TSA National Conference set to be held June 28 to July 2 in Orlando, Fla.