MHS engineering student builds his own airport after inspiration from classmate

Monticello High School students in Donald Waddell’s engineering class are soaring to new heights after a semester filled with creativity and innovation.

a group of students are posing with the airport structure
From L-R: Quentin Dipippo, Braedon Farfield, Sean Clearwater, Rilet Doss, Keaden Milton, Elly Ocampo ,Basel Yousef, Brandon Benbow, and Charm Smith all gathered around the Elly Ocampo Airport.

MHS student Kaden Milton was inspired to build his own airport after he received a plane designed by classmate Charm Smith. After some brainstorming and planning, Kaeden put the skills he’s learned in Mr. Waddell’s engineering class to the test and began building the structure.

The final product produced was Elly Ocampo Airport, which Kaeden named after his friend and fellow student, Elly Ocampo. Fit for any model plane, the airport includes runways and terminals, in addition to a hangar and a control tower.

two students are posing and holding a wood sign that says Elly O Campo Airport
Student Kaden Milton poses with Elly Ocampo, the namesake of his airport creation

Furthermore, it showcases the talent and innovation amongst Kaeden and his classmates, as they drew inspiration from each other to create Elly Ocampo Airport. With one model structure completed, it’s evident these novice engineers have a bright future ahead.