Running the Table at Technology Day | VideoRene Thibault | 12/5/2012
For the fifth straight year, Underwood High School took first place at Minot State University`s annual Technology Day. This is the 15th year MSU`s Department of Business Technology has hosted the event. It`s a chance for high school students to showcase their business and technology skills.
“It`s an event where they have us come and do a bunch of technical stuff, work with different programs like Microsoft and all that”, said Underwood senior Emily Johnnes.
“We do certain challenges, there are speakers, it`s just a good day of learning, and a good day to get out of the classroom”, added McKenna Larson, a Department of Business Technology student who helped coordinate the event.
Eleven different schools competed in seven different events that ranged from desktop publishing to webpage design. The day is all about honing the skills they`ll need in the future.
“This event is good for students, it helps them grow professionally, they`re learning business skills they can apply in the real world, which will help them with their advancing careers”, added Larson.
“It`s stuff a lot of people will use today, and we`re just getting more and more technological, so knowing how to use it really helps, especially when you get out there and you have to get a job. You can say I did this, I went to tech day and that really shows them you know what you`re doing”, said Johness.
For Underwood, the emphasis in not on producing the next Heisman Trophy winner, its on creating the next Steve Jobs.
The date for next year`s Technology Day has been set for December 4. High schools looking to get involved can contact MSU`s Jan Repnow at 701-858-3325.