Return to Headlines

Alexander Central High School Ag Mechanics Team Places First in Northwest Regional Competition

Alexander Central High School Ag Mechanics Team Places First in Northwest Regional Competition

Alexander Central High School Ag Mechanics team won first place in the Northwest Regional Agriculture Mechanics Competition held at the CVCC Workforce Solutions Complex. Team members Aiden Anderson (11th grade), Avery H. Cook (12th grade), Nolan Heath (12th grade), and Colton Matthews (12th Grade) were recognized at the December school board meeting on Tues., Dec. 14, 2021.

Under the direction of Mr. Scottie Cook, the ag mechanics team represented Alexander County well during the competition with an overall First Place finish that earned an automatic bid for the state competition scheduled in Raleigh in June 2022. 

 Team members practiced before and after school and during SMART Lunch for several weeks in preparation for the opportunity to demonstrate their skills. The skill areas consist of hands-on events related to welding, electrical, small engines, and woodworking. Students were evaluated by a written knowledge-based test utilizing problem-solving questions where students used their math skills to solve real-world issues related to agricultural mechanics.

 “We are extremely proud of these young men and commend them for their hard work and dedication,” stated Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Hefner.  “We also appreciate the partnership with CVCC, which housed and supplied all of the judges and materials for the entire regional competition.”