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Tech High team takes second place at national SkillsUSA competition

July 10, 2013
  • Washington County Technical High School's three-member team won a silver medal in Career Pathways Showcase  Business, Management and Technology, at the recent National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City. They are, from left, Phillip McField, adviser David Long, Brian Tew and Peter Crampton.
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Washington County Technical High School’s three-member team won a silver medal in the Career Pathways Showcase — Business, Management and Technology  category at the recent National SkillsUSA Competition in Kansas City, Mo.

Phillip McField, Brian Tew and Peter Crampton earned second-place honors for their presentation on the theme, cybersecurity.

The team successfully used the electromagnetic radiation from one monitor screen and captured it for display on another screen.

Scoring criteria includes demonstration and evidence of technical skill, quality of presentation, integration of business and industry, community value and overall effect. Cybersecurity instructor David Long is the team’s adviser.

It is still possible that the team will have an opportunity to attend the World SkillsUSA Championship in Germany.

Another Tech High team made a Career Pathways Showcase presentation in the Industrial and Engineering Technology category and placed 17th in the nation.

The team of Miriam Tasker, Owen Marx and Alex Corapi, advised by pre-engineering instructor Marcy Lovic, made a presentation based on the introduction of STEM, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Math  education, to the community through elementary school students.

The presentation included a hands-on robotic activity.

SkillsUSA is a partnership between schools and business/industry that helps prepare students for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

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