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 Over 400 high school students vie for scholarships at Tech Challenge


 Casey Fryda


More than 400 high school students are showing their knowledge, skills, professionalism and potential next week at the largest technical college competition in Wisconsin.

Students from 22 high schools are competing in Tech Challenge on Thursday, May 1 at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The events are sponsored by the Byron L. Walter Trust. 

Tech Challenge is an annual competition designed to promote and reward excellence in academic and technical skills, provide scholarship opportunities, and encourage high school students to attend college. Entries will be judged by industry leaders, advisory committee members, alumni, and NWTC staff. Top finishers receive scholarships. Star First winners earn college scholarships.

The competition includes:

  • 18 live competitions in Business, Computers, Health Science, Trades & Engineering Technologies and more.
  • Over 30 project display events in subjects ranging from Marketing Communications to Carpentry.

Competition topics will range from early childhood instruction and technical mathematics to welding and 3D computer-aided design. Tech Challenge is designed to encourage high school students to pursue career skills and to recognize excellence in academic and technical fields.

Visitors will also have a chance to see labs, talk to NWTC students, and visit the robots and models during the Prototyping Open House.

Activities are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Star first winners qualify for $250 or $500 scholarships.

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Tech Challenge high school competition at NWTC-Green Bay