August 15, 2018

By Sara Marie Moore/Vadnais Heights Editor | Press Publications

A 2010 Mahtomedi High School alum is headed to China to compete in a maker competition. 

Kent Rueckert, who has been attending Century College, was one of only 10 grand-prize winners in the United States selected for the final competition of China-US Young Makers Competition, which will be held in Beijing this month. He will also be competing against 80 projects from Chinese finalists. The competition includes a 24-hour timeframe to improve the project and prove what it does, Rueckert said.

Google is paying his way to the competition. To enter, he created an online profile. The competition called for individuals and teams to submit projects in areas of sustainable development.

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