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About 45 students in Penn College’s School of Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies employed their skills to “spooky” effect during the fifth annual Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest. The competition required the engineering design students to use software to create virtual jack-o’-lanterns. No cleanup was required as winners were declared for morning and afternoon versions of the fun activity. Morning session winners were: first place, Sidney S. Alpaugh, an engineering CAD technology major from Muncy; second place, Evan L. McElhenny, an engineering design technology major from Bainbridge; and dean’s choice, Justin B. Jay, an engineering design technology major from Milanville. Winners in their respective afternoon sessions were: first place Calum A. Nichols, of Coudersport, engineering CAD technology, and Ruan Visser of Austin, Texas, engineering design technology; second place, Morgan R. Bagenstose, of Reading, and Hugo A. Prieto, of Coatesville, both engineering design technology; and third place, Cheyenne A. Miller, of Bellefonte, and Brendan J. Madeira, of Lebanon, each enrolled in engineering CAD technology.

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Whistling past the graveyard is Alpaugh, the top prize-winner in the morning session.
Whistling past the graveyard is Alpaugh, the top prize-winner in the morning session.

Nichols' intricate entry took the blue ribbon among students in the afternoon class.
Nichols’ intricate entry took the blue ribbon among students in the afternoon class.

Jay won special consideration for his starry-eyed contribution.
Jay won special consideration for his starry-eyed contribution.

The king of beasts majestically stands out in Bagenstose's design.
The king of beasts majestically stands out in Bagenstose’s design.

Honoring his Wildcat-themed attire, McElhenny incorporated the college mascot into his design.
Honoring his Wildcat-themed attire, McElhenny incorporated the college mascot into his design.

Whooooooo worked her moonlit magic? Miller did!
Whooooooo worked her moonlit magic? Miller did!

The campus' favorite 'cat also makes an appearance on Visser's virtual pumpkin.
The campus’ favorite ‘cat also makes an appearance on Visser’s virtual pumpkin.

A stylized wolf adorn's Prieto's second-place finish.
A stylized wolf adorn’s Prieto’s second-place finish.

Jason, of "Friday the 13th" fame, makes an appearance ... thanks to Madeira.
Jason, of “Friday the 13th” fame, makes an appearance … thanks to Madeira.

 

 

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