Avondale High School Student Wins 1st Place in Auto Design Competition

Avondale High School junior, Tyler Wayne of Rochester Hills
Avondale High School junior, Tyler Wayne of Rochester Hills

Avondale School District, an achievement-oriented learning community focused on student leadership and success in academics, the arts and athletics, is pleased to announce Tyler Wayne, a junior at Avondale High School, received first place for his grade in the 2014 Chrysler Group, College for Creative Studies (CCS) and United Way Autorama High School Design Competition. Tyler is the son of Bob and Ruth Wayne of Rochester Hills.

An awards presentation will take place on Friday, March 7 at the Autorama Event at Cobo Center in Detroit. As the first place winner for the junior class, Tyler will receive an iPad and a three-week automotive design summer course at the College for Creative Studies, including housing and meals.

“We are so proud of Tyler for all his hard work and dedication to this program,” said Avondale High School art teacher, Leigh Wright. “Tyler has decided to go into automotive design as a career based on his experience with this and similar art/auto design programs, such as the GM ‘You Make a Difference Program’, during his time at Avondale and I have no doubt he will continue to excel.”

The high school design competition is open to high school students currently attending a Michigan public school. Students must design a vehicle that satisfies the needs of young consumers while remaining eco-friendly and are allowed to pull from the current Chrysler Group brands (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Truck, FIAT or SRT) for inspiration. Student submissions are hand drawn on a single sheet of white paper no smaller than 8-by-10-inches and no larger than 11-by-17 inches with the use of pencil, markers or paint. Any additional information regarding the design of the vehicle can be included on a separate sheet of paper. The submissions are then reviewed by a judging panel that includes designers from the Chrysler Group Product Design department and faculty from CCS.

To learn more about the Chrysler, College for Creative Studies and Unite Way Autorama High School Design Competition, please visit the College for Creative Studies website here.

About Avondale School District

Avondale School District is a collaborative community of teachers, staff and families working together to assure student success. The district, encompassing portions of Auburn Hills, Bloomfield Township, Troy and Rochester Hills, celebrates the richness of a diverse student population and strives to be a model school community that prepares students to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens to the world that awaits them upon graduation. Learn more about Avondale Schools, an AdvancED certified district, at www.avondale.k12.mi.us.



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