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Three-dimensional Lighthouse Model Wins First Place at International Competition

112101competition_dl.jpgBOONE–Hope Wayne, a graduate student majoring in industrial technology at Appalachian State University, has won first place at the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation Competition held in Michigan for a project developed to help teach elementary-grade students North Carolina history.

Wayne received a $2,500 cash award and Appalachian’s Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Department received $5,000 to support its curriculum addressing corrugated packaging technology.

Wayne, a Kinston native, is the daughter of Vivian Wayne of New Bern and Jerry Wayne of Winston-Salem. She will graduate in December.

The ICPF competition featured the first-place winning projects from the Annual Association of Corrugated Converters Student Packaging Design Competition that was held in October.

For that competition Wayne, Andrea Milligan and Scott Crump won first place honors in the “open competition category” for their three-dimensional scale model of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse and keeper’s quarters produced using corrugated paper.

The project grew out of a special topics class taught by Dr. Nona Woolbright in Appalachian’s Department of Technology. It was developed as an instructional aid for fourth grade students studying N.C. history. The corrugated design was chosen because it is sturdy, easy for students to assemble and its print quality yields an authentic look. Existing plastic models of the lighthouse are expensive, difficult to assemble, and less rugged when considering classroom use.

Wayne gave a presentation on the winning entry at the ICPF’s annual student briefing during which time students were asked to “show, tell and sell” their entry to a panel of industry judges.

Other schools participating in the competition were California Polytechnic State University, Clemson University, Indiana University, Michigan State, Mohawk College, Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Studies in corrugated technology address the uses, structure, printing and qualities of corrugated boxes.

Appalachian’s Department of Technology offers a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts and imaging technology and a master’s degree in industrial technology with a concentration in graphic arts and imaging technology.

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Picture Caption: Hope Wayne, left, and Dr. Nona Woolbright check the quality of a model of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse printed on corrugated paper. The project, designed to help teach elementary students about North Carolina history, won first place at an international competition. (Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)