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Carroll Co. Students Make National Competition

By Laura Bannon
By lbannon@wbbjtv.com

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. - After regional and state competitions, the Carroll County Technical Center came home with four national qualifiers. These students will compete in an international competition.

Hours of hard work and dedication is helping four students take one step closer to making their dreams a reality.

DECA qualifier Kirk Towater is a senior and says, "Just by participating in this it's really prepared me for a career to pursue in the hotel management field. It's given me the experience to meet with people and get the necessary practice that's expected."

Career Technical Courses or CTE, helps students find their interests in order to prepare them for life. These courses also provided students the opportunity to join an organization that fit their interest.

Lucias Hall is a qualifier for Health Care Issues through HOSA. He explains, "My family watched the news everyday and health care issues deals with popular topics like medicine. Since I watched the news everyday I took interest and thought it would be good to compete."

The staff take pride in the opportunity they provide for their students to come together and create a future.

Kaitlyn Smith says, "I hope to be a photographer. I'm real excited about that. I'm ready to be a photographer, I love taking pictures I hope this experience will help me do that." Smith is competing at nationals for photography.

From this experience students say they will take away something else. Tyler Graham is another qualifier for the HOSA club. He says, "I think the leadership skills from this experience will be the biggest gain from it. The biggest profit."
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