DOWNINGTOWN — “Hippocrates! Pandemic! La La Land!” In a head-to-head technical and current event knowledge showdown, the three Technical College High School (TCHS) campuses faced off at the annual TCHS Tech Bowl on Thursday, February 2.
Teams from TCHS Brandywine, Pickering and Pennock’s Bridge competed in the quiz-bowl event, answering questions related to the school’s Health Career Pathways, Carpentry and Early Childhood Care and Education programs, as well as current events. In the end, TCHS Pickering was crowned the winner of the 2017 Tech Bowl. TCHS Pickering also came home with the Health Career Pathways, Carpentry and Current Events wins, while TCHS Pennock’s Bridge took home the trophy in the Early Childhood Care and Education category.
Students from all three schools prepared by studying every spare moment, both at lunch and after school. “The students stayed after school and spent their lunches in my room and we reviewed and practiced for about two weeks,” says TCHS Pickering coach, Heather Mulford. “They were so dedicated that we even held a Sunday practice at my house!”
The Tech Bowl inspires friendly competition among the three TCHS campuses, allows for students to show off their knowledge in a unique way and helps students prepare for the NOCTI exam. “Every year, students look forward for the chance at winning one of the trophies to display at our campus,” said TCHS Pickering assistant principal Richard Weber. “We are so proud of our program winners and we thank all the participants who made Tech Bowl a winning experience for everyone.”