JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP —
Senior Megan McClure said, “Even though I did not medal at Columbus, the experience was positive for me. Spending time with my classmates, as well as meeting new students and professionals was a great experience.” The students have an opportunity to meet other students they would be less likely to meet somewhere else. They also have the opportunity to see how other schools do things. For example, the Public Safety program at A-Tech consists of a criminal justice course that extends through the junior year and firefighter/ emergency medical technician class that extends through the senior year. A lot of schools that were at State SkillsUSA for the firefighting competition have the firefighting class established for two years instead of just one.
Winners from A-Tech this year include Jake Wight, Brandon Clay who placed third in the robotics competition. For business procedure, Colin O’Brien, Jason Bernardo, Wyatt Chance, Trevor Akos and T.J. Richards placed second. Carly Tackett, Garrett Sintic and Matt Akos placed first in the “Bulletin Board” competition which qualifies them for the national competition.