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Trojans Win Big at the Task Olympics

Bannon Beall, Managing Editor

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On March 27, the intensive education class attended the Task Olympics at Johnson County Community College for the first time and won big in several events.

The Task Olympics is an annual event where students compete in various competitions that target different skills such as sorting laundry, coin recognition, towel folding, and grocery bagging. This year is the first time Topeka High has participated in the competition, but that didn’t stop its students from earning their fair share of medals.

Janette Bush teaches the intensive education class at THS and has aspirations to increase awareness of what the class does and how they operate in their small corner room at the back of the ROTC hallway. The class is structured around a functional life skills curriculum, which prepares students for the workforce. Each day, they work on skills according to their level of ability; some students will focus on reading and writing while others will work on speaking and interacting with others, but they are all encouraged to master as many of the aforementioned skills as possible, as well as many others.

Freshman Dylan Decker won a 1st place medal in job interviews and 2nd place in calculating change amounts. Fellow freshman Scout Cooper won first place in basic job application. Sophomore Austin Ferrier won second place in napkin folding while junior Christina Weiser won first place in envelope stuffing.

Ashley Sherraden
The Task Olympics medal winners: Austin Ferrier, Scout Cooper, Dylan Decker, and Christina Weiser, and Ms. Bush (left to right).

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Trojans Win Big at the Task Olympics