ACE competition is learning experience for students

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Storm Lake High School Advanced Career Exploration students had the opportunity participate in competition events last week. Winners received medals for first, second and third place in five different categories.

Many community members volunteered to serve as judges for the events and Buena Vista University provided space in the library for the competition to take place.

The students could select one individual and one group event (or participate in more events if they wished.)

Events included public speaking, poster making, extemporaneous speaking, team problem solving and job interviewing.

The competition is a learning experience and a fun experience and provides the students with valuable information that they can use again.

An example is the interview process - the students learn in class how to prepare a resume and during the competition, they go through a simulated interview.

The speaking competitions give the students self-confidence to get up and talk in front of others.

And the poster-making competition - in which the students design a poster, which could be used as a marketing tool - can also be helpful.

Winners in the event:

Job Interview: First - John Stone; Second - Juvenal Soria; Third - Andy White

Public Speaking: First - Juvenal Soria; Second - Jesse Halder; Third - Kayla Dewey

Extemporaneous Speaking: First - Lacey Urban; Second - Elihu Valencia; Third - Tiffany Segebart

Team Problem Solving: First - Jesse Halder, Frank Hernandez, Drew Jones; Second - Jose Gutierrez, Tiffany Segebart, Rachel Struck; Third - Justin Lovan, Frank Rolon, Elihu Valencia

Marketing Poster: First - Jesse Halder, Tiffany Segebart, Juvenal Soria; Second - Amber DeMan, Rachel Kurtz, Lacey Urban; Third - Frank Hernandez, Drew Jones, Justin Lovan

Pegg Havens is the advisor for ACE. This is the third year for the competition.

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