Polaris Students Grab Silver Medal at National Skills Championships

Jocelyn Rabbitt (left) and Stephanie Schroth (right) have placed in the top three at the National SkillsUSA Competition for three straight years.

Seven Polaris students recently competed at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville, Ky. SkillsUSA events give students the opportunity to showcase their skills in specific career-technical training areas. This year, thousands of students from around the United States competed in over 90 different skills challenges.

Jocelyn Rabbitt and Stephanie Schroth, both Olmsted Falls High School juniors in the Pre-Engineering program, finished second in Robotics & Automation. In this event, they had to operate a five-axis servo-robot along with a set of sensors and motorized devices to resolve a simulated production process problem. They were required to create a flow chart and sequence of operation and judged on efficiency, speed and teamwork.

Polaris Electronics & Alternative Energy seniors, Milan Rutherford of Berea-Midpark High School and Jacen Conlan and Owen Fisher, both of Fairview High School, placed fourth in the Career Pathways Showcase with their solar-powered grain mill project.

Logan Klink and Joshua Aubel, both Pre-Engineering seniors from Olmsted Falls High School, grabbed 28th place in Mobile Robotics Technology in which they both were tested on their knowledge of robotics with an emphasis on their team approach to problem solving in a real-world environment.

Doug Miller

Opened in 1975, Polaris Career Center offers career-technical programs for 11th and 12th grade high school students; satellite or off-campus programming for students in our partner high schools; job training, career enhancement and personal enrichment classes for adults, and corporate training and consulting services for business and industry.

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Volume 1, Issue 1, Posted 6:52 PM, 07.07.2016