A construction and technology teacher at Sheboygan Falls High School has been named one of the 10 finalists for the 2017 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Ed Hughes was named as a finalist because of his work teaching construction, computer-aided design, STEM, and other trades. He has helped guide his students through trades pathways, a robust internship program, and robotics competitions. Other finalists hail from a multitude of states, including Connecticut, Mississippi, New York and California. Hughes has guaranteed himself and the school $30,000, and could bring home $100,000 is he claims the top prize.