Anthis Students Compete in Regional Competition

By Emily Dwire

February 16, 2013 Updated Feb 16, 2013 at 8:13 PM EDT

It was a competition of vocations. Students of Anthis Career Center showcased their skills and talents in the Regional SkillsUSA competition.

A trade instructor at Anthis says the competition is about teamwork, getting up early and putting in a hard days work.

Construction students were asked to come in, look at a blue print and build it to the best of their ability, all within a certain time limit. Some of the other competitions included cooking, auto mechanics, cosmetology, and welding.

At the end of the competition, Anthis put together a state team that will compete against other regions in the state. The teams include a masonry team, a teamwork team, a framing team, a team of electricians and a team of cabinet makers.

Chris Roberts, a trade instructor at Anthis, says the school teaches hands-on learning. The students learn about the trades in the classroom, but then they get to touch, smell, even taste what they're doing. Roberts says the students get to search themselves and find a trade that they're proud of and love to do.

The state competition is April 19th and 20th.

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