Sultana grad wins first place in Vegas competition

posted Aug 15, 2011, 1:07 PM by John Traynor
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 & 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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