Tomahawk High School teams take first place at Nicolet College’s High School Competition Day
For the Tomahawk Leader
RHINELANDER – Two teams of students from Tomahawk High School finished in first place in challenges at High School Competition Day recently held at Nicolet College in Rhinelander.
One Tomahawk team, made up of Joe Jones, Vivian Skees, Abby Jaecks and Kate Reilly, took the top spot in the Health Occupations: Mind/Body Challenge.
A release from Nicolet said students tested their skills in a wide variety of health and caregiving categories during the event.
“Along with large gift basket with healthcare-related items donated by local organizations and businesses, the students as a group also received a $900.00 scholarship from funds donated by Nicolet College Health Occupations faculty,” the release stated, adding that if more than one student decides to attend Nicolet, the students will split the scholarship equally.
In the Automotive Challenge, the Tomahawk team comprised of Caleb Kretzschmar, Matt Daigle and Arden Ziert took first place. Each team member also earned individual top honors.
Nicolet said the competition included using scan tools, identifying suspension parts, identification and measurements of engine parts, brake rotor measurements, electrical circuit testing, electronic service information and automotive math.
Nicolet said nearly 200 students from nine different high schools took part in High School Competition Day, which is “designed to give students a chance to explore careers and get a feel for Nicolet to see if it would be right for them.”
Students selected their area of competition from a slate of 10 different academic programs.