“Project G.R.I.L.L. is a huge learning experience for our students that provides a great opportunity for the kids in building their grills,” commented CWC Teacher Russ Smies. “Working with the industry partners, the kids receive a lot of feedback and different ideas to help them with their project. I really like working with different businesses each year and gaining different perspectives.”

The CWC team followed a varsity and junior varsity structure, with a core group of seven students leading the project as varsity participants and the remainder JV who will step into larger roles in upcoming years. The team was pleased with how smoothly the project was completed, along with having finished everything on time.

“CWC is relatively new to the program, and has really improved their planning and project organization year over year,” commented Kondex Lead Metallurgist Casey Placek. “With more traditional grills from multiple schools this year, the judging was difficult. I’ve enjoyed working with the team and wish them continued success in their future careers.”

2022-2023 Project G.R.I.L.L. CWC Team