POMEROY — Meigs High School’ s Tech Prep students entering into competition Friday at the Washington County Community College’s Showcase against Morgan High School and Washington County Career Center teams came out winners in their respective areas of competition.
Given a superior rating in the Interactive Media category was Chris Zacharias, whose project title was “The U.S. Armed Forces Website Created with Dreamweaver CS3.” He is a student of Suzanne Bentz.
The other four entering the contest from Meigs High School, all receiving excellent ratings were:
Chris Folmer, a student of Scott Brinker, who did a project called “Firewalls” in the Network Systems category and was the overall winner with an excellent rating.
Seth White and Cory Wise, automotive technology students of Jeff Bissell, were overall winners with an excellent rating on their project “Fuel System Leak Repair.”
Tyler Eblin, Brooklyn Harless and Elizabeth Bearhs, students in health technology, instructor Tom Cremeans, earned an excellent rating on their project titled “Eating Disorders in Teens.”
Morgan Tucker and Alex Schwab,students of Ron Vlasak, also received an excellent rating on their project in the category of Horticulture Technology with their project of “Multi-use Table on Wheels.”
Last week a local Tech Prep Showcase was held in the Meigs High School cafeteria with about 50 students participating. Five of the seven tech prep programs offered at the school were represented in the showcase competition.The winners of that showcase participated at the Friday event at the Community College.
“Meigs Tech Prep educational programs give students the opportunity to give direction to their futures,” said Suzanne Bentz, Tech Prep instructor. She noted that after graduation some of the Tech Prep students not only can immediately enter the workforce with valuable skills, but also can enroll in a two or four year college program.
She said the Meigs Tech Prep program, which consists of rigorous hands-on learning activities woven with high level academics, as offering students the opportunity to receive several hours of college credit to Washington State Community College free of charge. Under the direction of the Ohio Department of Education, all career and technical programs in Ohio, will be converted over to the Tech Prep format, according to Bentz.