Sultana grad wins first place in Vegas competition

Post date: Aug 15, 2011 8:07:27 PM

A Sultana High School graduate’s rocking chair built for two was judged to be the most rocking entry at a national woodworking competition.

Christopher Gagnon won first place in the High School Reproduction category for his “Love Rocker” at the Fresh Woods Competition at the Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers’ AWFS Fair in Las Vegas in July.

“I’ve been woodworking all through high school,” he said. He was first exposed to woodworking by his grandfather, a luthier (one who makes or repairs stringed instruments). “That’s where I picked up my initial skills and then through my woodworking class in high school.”

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