For the third consecutive year, our robotics team competed against 60 high school teams in the Indianapolis City VEX Challenge. After two long days of 14 rounds of preliminary matches, our team advanced to the finals. Congratulations on great teamwork and professionalism.
Twenty-three of our students traveled to Bloomington last weekend to observe the National Diversity Student Business Case Competitions. The competing teams represented universities around the country and were made up of four students. PCRHS students also observed presentations on the Kelley School of Business and learned about majors, minors, hybrid programs, study abroad and intern opportunities. Students gained firsthand tips from college professors about effective communication skills, resume-writing and networking. Thank you, IU Kelley School of Business for this learning opportunity.
Congratulations to our DECA team. They competed in the District Career Development Conference on January 13 at Brownsburg High School. Agmed Afloabi; A'Jewelle Johnson; Ajene Johnson; Angel Frazier and Yoselin Martinez qualified for the State Career Development Conference next month. Yoseline also placed third in her event. DECA is an international program that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
At last, the weather is more typical of Indiana in January. PCRHS administrators work closely with our transportation provider to ensure roads are safe and passable for our bus routes. We also follow the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart for guidelines on school closings and delays. Changes in the school day will be reported on local tv stations, our website and through facebook and twitter.
Four members of the graduating class of 2015 returned to PCRHS over winter break to talk to current students about their first semesters at college. The graduates - Konner Jenkins, studying mechanical engineering at Purdue; Lizeth Perez, studying political science at UIndy; Cynthia Schrunder, studying graphic design at IUPUI, and Grace Allen, studying communications at Indiana State University - talked to students about the importance of developing good study habits; making the most of their Corporate Work Study experience; and focusing on writing and research that will help with term papers.