Students from Topeka Public Schools helped Washburn Tech capture 14 first place, 21 second place and 12 third place awards in the annual Kansas SkillsUSA competition in Wichita. More than 1,100 students participated in the event in 60 occupational and leadership skills.
Joseph Gonzalez from Topeka High School won 2nd place in the advertising design category. Brett Sidesinger from Topeka West won 2nd place in cabinet making. Eric Pahmahmie of Topeka West won 3rd place in welding fabrication.
Washburn Tech serves post-secondary students as well as students from 16 high school districts in Northeast Kansas.