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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

High school shop award given after 2-year hiatus


Courtesy of Winston Davies

Logan Ritchie, 19, holds up a plaque naming him the Wrangell High School Shop Student of the Year for 2020-21. Ritchie, the 42nd student to receive the honor, was recognized for his shop class work and a jet boat he built while in school.

For 41 years, a Wrangell High School student was chosen as Shop Student of the Year. The honor was put on hold for two years but has been revived.

Shop teacher Winston Davies decided to start giving out the award again, picking Logan Ritchie, who graduated last year, as the recipient for the 2020-2021 school year, when larger shop projects couldn't be finished due to COVID-19 restrictions.

"I'm just carrying on a tradition that was started back in the 1980s," Davies said. "There are 41 previous recipients. The actual plaque is something I came up with, rather than just a certificate that mi...

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