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June 28, 2013

Local student excels with engineering program

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After graduating from Bradley University, Stowers plans to come back to Mt. Vernon to work for Bennett Metal Products. His grandfather, Jim Bennett, founded the company.

“I’ll be the third generation to work in Bennett (Metal Products),” Stowers said.

While at MVTHS, Stowers also competed on the Skills USA engineering team, which placed second at state two years in a row.

More than 4,200 schools in the U.S. offered PLTW courses to their students during the 2011-2012 school year, states the PLTW website.

MVTHS is one of only three high schools in Illinois that has both biomedical and engineering PLTW courses, Knutson said.

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