SCTC students compete in TOPS
On Feb. 2 the Sikeston Career and Technology Center competed in the annual "Tomorrow's Outstanding Professionals Skills Challenge" (TOPS) at Northeastern Arkansas College in Blytheville, Ark. This contest was represented by 14 schools and technology centers in two different states. In each event, the top three places received prizes, medals and trophies and first place in each event was awarded a scholarship to Northeastern Arkansas College. Brent Trankler, SCTC Welding instructor, had students place second (Chandler Melrose-Sikeston) and third (Ethan Russell-Sikeston) in plate cutting. Gloria Houston, SCTC health occupations instructor, had two teams placing first (Leigh Williams-Sikeston, Amalia Day-Sikeston, Berenise Castro-Sikeston, Alyssa Nolen-Sikeston) and third (Vontreal Hamilton-Bernie, Hannah Bode-Scott County Central, Elvis Jacobo-Sikeston, Myah Kennedy-Richland) in medical professions Quiz Bowl. Andy Caton, criminal justice instructor, had a team place first (Chasity Aubrey-Charleston, Makenzie Draper-Sikeston, Lily Babb-Portageville) in crime scene investigation and second (Austin Novak-Sikeston) in police practical.