February 18, 2020
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Amazing Race at Waldo County Technical Center

Community Author: Rachel Littlefield
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Waldo County Technical Center | Contributed
Waldo County Technical Center | Contributed

Waldo County middle schoolers participated in Waldo County Technical Center’s (WCTC) Amazing Race the week of Jan. 20.  This annual event allowed seventh-graders from Troy Howard Middle School and eighth-graders from Drinkwater, Searsport and Mount View to participate in challenges from each and every program at the tech center.

Each program’s challenge was five minutes long and directly related to the career and technical skills taught within that class.  For example, in culinary, students raced to crack eggs and in graphic design, students created a color wheel. Each group of students had to work together to solve these challenges  and learned not only about what Waldo County Technical Center has to offer, but about what it means to work as a team. 

Each team was given matching bandanas and the winning team received WCTC string bags loaded with goodies provided by the MELMAC Education Foundation.

Next year, WCTC plans to conduct The Amazing Race for all seventh-graders in Waldo County, so students are exposed even earlier to career and technical education.