Motorsports Fabrication Students Unveil Custom Choppers

High school students in the Motorsports Fabrication program at Oswego County BOCES culminated the 2011 – 2012 school year with the unveiling of three custom built mini choppers.

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<p>Oswego County BOCES students from the morning session of the Motorsports Fabrication program unveiled their custom-built mini choppers during the last week of class. Motorsports Fabrication Instructor Joseph Hawksby, standing far left; team leader Gabriel Anthony (Phoenix), seated left; and team leader Joshua Arnold (Fulton), seated right, are pictured above with, left to right, Corey Bowman (Phoenix), Christopher Vaverchak (Phoenix), Howard Robbins (Phoenix), Ethan Paine (Phoenix), Zachary Wright (Fulton), Taylor Pulver (Central Square), Tyler Hilton (APW), Jack Donohoe (Sandy Creek), Corey Barker (Fulton), Alek DePuy (Fulton), Johann Ambach III (Fulton), Brandon Chace (Fulton), Joseph Belen (Fulton), and Joseph Arnold (Fulton).</p>

The students began the bike building project at the start of the school year as a research project where they each individually explored chopper components and developed a concept idea of a custom chopper.

Instructor Joseph Hawksby then organized the students into teams and the teams began working collectively to merge their individual design ideas and develop an overall chopper concept design.

A designated student leader was responsible for overseeing their team’s project as well as the manufacturing of each component and the final assembly.

The finished custom choppers were built to 5/8 scale and were completed just prior to the students’ last day on campus at the Burton Ramer Technical Career Center.

<p>Pictured above are Oswego County BOCES Motorsports Fabrication students from the afternoon program with the custom built, 5/8 scale chopper that they manufactured during the 2011-2012 school year. Seated on the chopper is team leader Tay Solazzo (Oswego) with Motorsports Fabrication Instructor Joseph Hawksby, standing far left, and classmates, left to right, Geoffrey Sharkey (Oswego), Kayla Clark (Mexico), Andrew Bernys (Oswego), Jordan Spencer (Mexico), Mikel Myers (Oswego), Ryan Hall (Fulton), Evyn Crisafulli (Oswego), Casey Ware (Fulton), and Michael Dimura (APW).</p>

Motorsports Fabrication is one of nineteen Career and Technical Education programs offered at Oswego County BOCES.

For more information, contact Ronald Camp, Director of Career and Technical Education and Alternative Programs at 963-4251.