WALDO — Waldo County middle schoolers participated in Waldo County Technical Center’s (WCTC) Amazing Race the week of January 20. This annual event allowed 7th graders from Troy Howard Middle School and 8th 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 bandannas 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 7th graders in Waldo County, so students are exposed even earlier to career and technical education, according to WCTC, in a news release.