A Shelby Township resident and Macomb Community College culinary arts student was one of four MCC sculptors to place in last weekend's individual collegiate ice carving competition at the Utica Ice Festival.
Mike Thomas' fish sculpture won second place in the Feb. 9 competition.
Other MCC students to carve their way into the top six included Justin Nellis, of Eastpointe, whose snail sculpture took sixth; .
Oakland Community College and Henry Ford Community College students also placed in the competition.
Jeff Wolf, a Shelby Township artist and owner of Finesse Ice Sculptures, organized the contest. He and his team were also responsible for carving all of the festival's sculptures.
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