TPS Student Demonstrates Woodworking Skills in Competition

Congratulations to TPS student Michael Ramirez-- he is being recognized for his hard work on a Toys for Tots community service project.

Michael is a Topeka Public Schools and Washburn Tech student who has been studying cabinetry and millwork. He and two Washburn Tech classmates competed as a group in the Kansas State SkillsUSA competition recently, where they presented their Toys for Tots project. They received a gold medal and will be headed to Louisville, Kentucky in June to compete at the national level!

According to the Washburn Tech newsletter, "In the SkillsUSA competition, contestants work against the clock and each other while proving their expertise in occupations such as computer technology, cabinetmaking, precision machining, baking and advertising design. It is designed to showcase the best career and technical students in each state and eventually in the nation."

Congrats, Michael-- your talent and dedication to your craft will take you far!

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