Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School Receives BIG Check!

December 14, 2016 - Chetek, Wisconsin

A BIG check from the Gene Haas Foundation in the amount of $8,500 for Scholarships was presented to Bob Morehead (far right), Technology Education Instructor at Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School and some of his students by Hope Riska (left, holding check) of Productivity Inc, the Local Haas Factory Outlet.

"We are very proud of our newly revitalized programs and the addition of the new Haas TM-1P, but are especially proud of Mr. Morehead, who has taken the program to a whole new level, bringing excitement and enthusiasm back to an area that was losing student interest. Mr. Morehead's passion for Manufacturing and Teaching shows in all he does at CWHS." - Larry Zeman, Principal, Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School

When CWHS purchased their TM-1P, they became an HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center), which gives Mr. Morehead and the school access to a huge network called the HTEC Network. Haas Automation, Inc. supports Manufacturing Education by not only helping to put machines in schools, but offers "free membership" in the HTEC Network, giving Manufacturing Technology Educators a tremendous opportunity to network with other Educators through Regional and National conferences and by sharing information with each other. For more information, go to

Pictured in PHOTOGRAPHS (left to right) are: Luke Groskreutz, Justin Utke, Travis Beloate, Principal Larry Zeman, Matt Koenitzer, Kelsey Chester, Zenith Whiting, DJ Knutson, Mike Craton, Tanner Hartl, Josh Austin and Instructor Bob Morehead.

The scholarships will be known as the Gene Haas Scholarships, named after the Gene Haas Foundation who has been offering scholarships to high schools, community colleges and special educational programs that help build skills within the machining industry.

Six of Mr. Morehead's students in the Turning Fundamentals and Milling Fundamentals classes each said they hoped to continue on to Post-Secondary education for careers in Manufacturing.

Congratulation, Bob Morehead and Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School!

For more information on CWHS, go to

The Gene Haas Foundation awards grants to High Schools and Post-Secondary Schools to assist with their programs, including scholarships for students pursuing Manufacturing Careers. Schools can find out more about potential opportunities and apply for Scholarship Grants at