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Record Number: 3254
Displayed from: Jul 17, 2007 , until: Aug 17, 2007
Anthis Career Center students placed in the top 10 in four competitions at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference, where students compete in hands-on events challenging their expertise in occupations such as robotics, computer programming, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations. Nine Anthis students were among the 4,500 who participated in the event June 25-30 in Kansas City, Mo. SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry working to ensure America has a skilled work force, has 285,450 members. The students attending the conference were among the top 2% skilled in the nation and had to work their way through a series of local, regional and state competitions. The following students (with their home school listed) participated in the conference: Benjamin Bechtel, Homestead High School, Computer Programming, 5th place Kacy Bonham, Carroll High School, Nail Care Model Brandon Gump, Homestead High School, Food and Beverage Service, 1st place Kimberley Householder, Northrop High School, Nail Care Technology, 23rd place Emerson Kroeber, North Side High School, Web Design Team Event, 28th place Joseph Miller, Woodland Junior-Senior High School Jake Nichter, North Side High School, Web Design Team Event, 28th place Brian Rorick, Bishop Luers High School, Robotics Automation Technology Team Event, 9th place Joshua Shutt, Northrop High School, Robotics Automation Technology Team Event, 9th place Justin Wagner, Snider High School, Maintenance Technology, 9th place Local students relied on contributions from local business and industry to cover conference expenses. Sponsors included Blue Marble, Paragon Plastics, Russ Moore Transmissions, TriTech Mfg. Inc., The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, Fort Wayne Mold, Ottenweiller Co., Inc., 4EOS, Eagle Packaging and the Anthis fruit sales.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.