Ad Spot
Caleb Wortham, at right, a freshman at James Clemens High School, explains a feature of the Stratasys Dimension Elite 3D Printer to Principal Dr. Brian Clayton. Wortham donated the 3D printer to James Clemens. CONTRIBUTED

Freshman Caleb Wortham donates 3D printer to James Clemens

MADISON – James Clemens High School students can pursue high-tech designs with 21st-Century technology using a high-performance 3D printer that freshman Caleb Wortham donated.

Last year, Stratasys Dimension Elite 3D gave the printer to Wortham after learning about his production of face shields to area medical facilities. Wortham previously had used a simpler 3D printer at home.

Wortham produced 300-plus face shields for ER doctors at Madison and Huntsville hospitals, Huntsville Hospital obstetrics-gynecology unit, ECT Unit at Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Integrity Family Medicine, American Red Cross for hurricane victims in South Alabama, two dentists’ offices and a Brooklyn, N.Y. hospital. He also made ear savers and door openers.

“I stopped because I had to get back to making cookie cutters for my brother’s bakery. That’s my main job with the 3D printing business,” Wortham said. Stratasys had told Wortham to donate the printer to a university or other organization when he no longer needed it.

“I thought I’d give it to my school, James Clemens, which could make better use of it,” he said. Dr. Brian Clayton, James Clemens Principal, thanked Caleb for the printer and said the equipment will be useful for technical learning.

“James Clemens students can use the 3D printer to make prototypes or scale models or even use it to serve the community. I would think engineering or additive manufacturing or trade classes would benefit most from it. Art students could benefit, too,” Wortham said.

Wortham learned to use the 3D printer with Niki Werkheiser, a NASA engineer. “She was the team lead that first took a 3D printer into space,” he said.

“I’m interested in 3D printing, art and architecture, music and video game design,” Wortham said. “As a business owner, I 3D-print the cookie cutters for my brother’s bakery, Peaceful Pastries and Sweets. I teach clarinet lessons to beginning and intermediate students.”

At James Clemens, Wortham performs with the jazz, symphonic and marching bands. “I play clarinet and love jazz the most. I also play cello in Madison City Youth Orchestra and serve as a student intern,” he said.

Caleb has six brothers: Bless, 29, a minister in Ghana, Africa; Zachary, 26, an accountant with Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Jacob, 25, cybersecurity engineer with SAIC; Isaiah, 21; Joshua, 16; and Benjamin, 13. Joshua and Benjamin attend James Clemens and Liberty Middle School, respectively.

Caleb’s parents are William and Rebecca Wortham. “We’re grateful Caleb thought to donate it to Madison City Schools. Our children love James Clemens and Liberty Middle. We just love this system,” Rebecca said.

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

Madison

Student families take a moment to thank teachers this week

Madison

American Legion hosts 2 baseball activities for youth

Madison

Madison woman dies in Limestone wreck

Digital Version

Check out the 2021-22 edition of “Explore Huntsville-Madison”

Madison

Heritage claims kudos at FIRST LEGO League Challenge

Madison

Huntsville-managed moon rocket arrives at Kennedy Space Center

Bob Jones High School

Madison students earn corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship

Madison

Downtown Rescue Mission breaks ground on new store in Madison

Madison

I-565 interchange at Town Madison and Toyota Field now open

x