Local students honored — May 6

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Charles Marsh of Lewisville and team win second place in The Citadel’s Baker Business Bowl VII

CHARLESTON, S.C. — An annual tradition with the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business has a new home on campus — Bastin Hall, the new headquarters for The Citadel’s business school.

Now, from inside the new building, a new student-founded business is $10,000 closer to reality.

Extrusionaire — device that melts down 3D printed parts and scrap, and then reforms it back into filament to be reused by a 3D printer — won first place in the Baker Business Bowl VII.

3D printing creates a large amount of waste during production, and Extrusionaire provides a fully automated way for waste or failed prints to be melted down and reformed into a spool of filament, which can be reused. The entire process takes about five hours to melt down, reform and spool plastic products into useable 3D-printing filament.

Team Solar Suck came in second place, earning $5,000 for their business. The company’s goal is to create an effective dehumidifier that exclusively uses solar power to lower utility prices and promote clean energy; it can also be used in survival situations, such as in a lifeboat, in order to collect water from the air to drink.

Members of Team Solar Suck include:

• Cade Bennett

• Andrew Brabazon

• Charles Marsh, of Lewisville

• Joshua Valencia

• Jack Zappendorf

University of Mississippi celebrates Class of 2021’s Jefferson Raborn

OXFORD, MISSISSIPPE — Jefferson Hunt Raborn, of Advance, is among the more than 5,000 candidates for graduation in the Class of 2021 who was celebrated during the university’s 168th commencement exercises April 29-May 2.

Raborn, who is a general business major, received a bachelor of business administration degree in the School of Business Administration.