Tom McCarthy
(608) 266-3559

MADISON — A high-mileage vehicle, school store, and joint research project in the school greenhouse will be tour stops on Wednesday when State Superintendent Tony Evers visits Durand High School in the Durand-Arkansaw School District as part of the February observance of Career and Technical Education Month.

The visit will begin at 10 a.m. in the school commons with a welcome from Durand Superintendent Greg Doverspike and High School Principal Bill Clouse. The FFA Leadership Team and students who will be presenting on the tour also will extend greetings. The school offers a number of transcripted credit and advanced standing courses for students as well as top-competing Academic Decathlon and Forensics teams.

Activities move to the technical education classroom at 10:05 a.m. where Evers and invited guests will see demonstrations of the 3D printer and Computer Numeric Control (CNC) mill. Students also will present information on their high-mileage vehicle, which has competed very well in the Shell Eco Challenge.

At 10:30 a.m. in the agriculture classroom and greenhouse, Evers will learn about the joint research project with the University of Wisconsin Extension. The new school store in the business and marketing department will be the next stop on the visit at 10:55 a.m. Evers will learn how store operations are becoming a cross-subject class, spanning technical and business education. At 11:20 a.m., the family and consumer science classroom will demonstrate a digital video project centered on food. A luncheon with community representatives will conclude the visit.

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