THS students take part in Nicolet College High School Competition Day

John Groat awarded Foundation scholarship

For the Tomahawk Leader

RHINELANDER – More than 200 area students took part in the Nicolet College High School Competition Day earlier this month.

Students from 12 Northwoods high schools – Tomahawk, Goodman, Elcho, Lakeland Union, Laona, Mercer, Northland Pines, Rhinelander, School of Options and Applied Research (SOAR), Three Lakes and Wabeno – were invited to the Rhinelander college’s campus for the day-long event on Friday, March 1.

A release from Nicolet said students went head-to-head in 15 different areas in their program of choice, ranging from culinary to ceramics to cosmetology, and everything in between.

“The event was an opportunity for students to visit the Nicolet College campus and enjoy a day of fun competition,” Nicolet stated. “Winners were awarded prizes and bragging rights. In addition, four students won scholarships from the Nicolet College Foundation.”

Tomahawk High School (THS)’s John Groat was among the four area students to be awarded a Foundation scholarship.

THS students that took first place were Rachael Reilly, Cosmetology: Beauty Behind the Madness; Caleb VanDeWeerd, Montgomery Famke and Lydia Ziert, Public Safety Challenge; Samuel Kurth and Samuel Nelson, Build a Website; Kael Oates, Liberal Arts – Flash Fiction; and Brett Borchardt, Individual Welding Competition.

Second-place finishers from THS were Kinsley Lange, Abigail Henriksen, Cedar Hoffman and Mathian Vojcik, Business Jeopardy; Dane Schoenenberger and Grant Albrecht, Crime Scene Investigation; John Groat and Damian Ramirez Gonzales, Build a Website; Adalai Gedde and Ella Hilgendorf, Liberal Arts –Physiology and Biology Challenge; and Brett Borchardt and Nathan Kurth, Team Welding Competition.

“Congratulations to all the students who represented Tomahawk in the various competitions,” said THS Technology Education Instructor Brian Schiltz.

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