Clay City High School walked away with four awards at Indiana State University's Tech TREK 2004 on Oct. 27.
Led by a first-place finish in the Crash Test Dummies competition, Clay City also claimed second in the Team Trials event and third in the Duct Tape Fanatic and Rescue Mission events.
In its sixth year, Tech TREK (Technology, Re-sources, Education, Knowledge) offers participating high school teams a chance to test their technological skill and knowledge in a variety of skill-building events against other high school teams. The one-day event offers the opportunity for students to apply skills developed in all areas of education, particularly in team problem solving, communication and technology education.
In Crash Test Dummies, teams create an apparatus that will withstand an impact without breaking a fragile object contained inside. Team Trials is a team problem-solving exercise, Duct Tape Fanatic assigned teams the job of developing and performing a series of tasks to accomplish a multi-phased technological task, primarily employing duct tape, and Rescue Mission, a teamwork and communications exercise.
More than 400 participants were involved in this year's Tech TREK competition.
Placing Clay City team members are as follows:
Crash Test Dummies (1st): Kyle Booe, Sabrina Liecty, Sean McHenry, Garry Payne
Team Trials (2nd): Kevin Cook, Tyler Moon, Jeff Schlak, Danielle Steiner
Duct Tape Fanatic (3rd): Michael Hogan, Jake Jackson, Bryleigh Schopmeyer, Josh Strain
Rescue Mission (3rd): Casey Collins, Brock Dyer, Wayne Jeffers, Rebecca Seymour