MCC hosts second annual ‘Spring Extravaganza’ event on April 30
Marshalltown Community College will host its second annual ‘Spring Extravaganza’ event this month that will feature career and technical competitions between area high school students. The festivities will take place on April 30, at the BTC/Construction Building and Dejardin Hall, from 8 am – 1 pm. Over 150 students from five local high schools will be competing in business, family and consumer sciences, and industrial tech competitions.
“We have a lot of talented Career Tech students in our local high schools and we’re excited to grant them the opportunity to showcase their talent,” says Lorna Kennedy, Career Tech Consultant for the AEA.
The area high schools competing in this event include BCLUW, East Marshall, West Marshall, GMG, and Marshalltown. Each competition will be judged by members of the College, community, and local businesses. Judges will work from a specific rubric in which they will be grading the students.
The Construction competition will have students assembling sawhorses. Judges will be looking for safety/cleanliness, cut lengths, cut accuracy, fit and overall appearance. ‘Cupcake Wars’ is the baking competition and will judge students on the design, creativity, neatness, and taste of the cupcake. The welding competition will see students work on four different types of welds. Judges will rate pairs on safety processes, weld consistency, location, thickness, and size. The business competition consists of students creating a game or product and trying to sell that product to the judges during the presentation. Judges will be looking for relevance; accuracy, speaking ability, professionalism, answering ability, and general presentation.
New this year is the Accounting competition, Denim Design competition and a Sign creation competition. The accounting competition consists of two written tests that will administered by judges in Dejardin Hall. The ‘Design with Denim’ competition will have students create a project using denim along with any other materials and embellishments needed to enhance design. The goal of the Sign competition is to promote each student’s respective school. Students can create signs using wood, metal or both.
At approximately 11:30 am, after the competitions are over, lunch will be served to all participants. After lunch there will be an awards ceremony. The high school with the most points earned will win the overall competition. In addition, each of the seven career competitions will award certificates to the top schools for that competition and all students will receive a certificate of participation.
The ‘Spring Extravaganza’ officially starts at 8 am and is open to the public.
PHOTO CAPTION: Marshalltown Community College will host its second annual ‘Spring Extravaganza’ event on April 30. The event will feature career and technical competitions between area high school students. The winning team will take home this trophy (above).