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High school students show off their technical skills at WITCC

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High school students from more than 15 schools had a chance to compete against each other on Friday at the 13th annual "Technical Skills Competition" at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Students competed in a variety of different areas including graphic design and auto mechanics.

Organizers said along with showing off what they already know, the competition can be a great stepping stone for their future careers.

"This is a really useful competition for a lot of teenagers at this point to make sure that if this is an area that they're considering going into, for example, auto mechanics, this gives them a chance to get in the shop, work alongside instructors, work with other students, to see if it is something that they enjoy," WITCC Technical Skills Competition Organizer Amber Kilburn said.

The top three winners in each category were awarded a Best Buy gift card and a scholarship to WIT.

One competitor said the scholarship would mean a lot.

"If I won, it would probably mean a lot less financial strain on me getting ready for college and getting the tools for auto body. It would just be a really, really great help," Hinton Community Schools Junior Isaiah Smith said.

Smith won first place and a $1,200 scholarship to WIT.

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