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Read all the 2016-17 CTE Highlights in the attached document. Below are just a few highlights from the year....


FFA @ Kansas State Fair

FFA students took over 100 canned good to help feed the hungry. 
NHS grad, Josh Akers, won Reserve Grand Champion with a manure wagon at the Kansas state fair.


Students Tour Industries


35 welding students attended the PKM Steel Day in Salina, KS, where they toured the steel industry and talked with industry professionals


Over 100 students from Intro to Industrial Technology, Auto II, Modern Ag Mechanics and Precision Machining attended the Bradbury Open House in Moundridge, KS


48 students from Precision Machining, Robotics and RaileRobotics team toured Viega in McPherson. The company is a leader producer of plastic pex materials


BPA Students Attend Conferences


Nine BPA students attended the Fall Delegate conference at the KU campus in Lawrence, KS.Kailei Sidebottom campaigned for a state officer position and was elected as the Kansas State Parliamentarian.


BPA students competed in the Regional Leadership Conference held in Wichita. Students competed against students from USD 259, Maize and Haysville. Newton High School had 14 students place in the top 10 in open events. Among the other events that Newton High School competed over the two days there were 35 top 10 placings.


BPA competed at the State Leadership Conference February 18th and 19th. NHS BPA came out of the competition with 20 top 10 placings and 17 members qualifying for nationals.


Auto Students Win @ PCC Skills Olympics


Students competed in the Pratt Community College Automotive Contest.  NHS students placed 1st, 2nd and 5th.  Students take a 115 question timed test covering general automotive topics.

1st Place - Joel Harms. Joel won a rolling tool cart as well as a full two year scholarship to the PCC auto program

2nd place - Trevor Koehn. Trevor won a ratcheting wrench sent and a full two year scholarship to the PCC auto program.  

5th Place - Tino Varges. Tino won a $500 scholarship to PCC.


Robotics Students Win @ Regional Competition


Robotics students traveled to Lubbock, TX, where they won the Hub City Regional Robotics Competition. NHS was an 8th tournament seed and defeated the NASA sponsored team, national winners from 2015 and the Roboteers Team 2481 national winners from 2016.




17 business students were inducted into the National Business Honor Society at a special ceremony


Machining students placed at the SkillsUSA contest.