By Kayla Carter
It’s a competition that showcases a range of skills and abilities.
For some, it’s intense preparation. For others, creativity. Or problem solving.
And then there’s the ability to wing it.
Hampton High School students walked away from Johnson City’s ITT-Technical Institute Tuesday afternoon knowing they had demonstrated all of those qualities.
Of course, they also walked away with three first-place awards in the Technology Student Association Regional Competition ITT.
Second place was awarded to Jake Lyons in technical sketching competition, Jeremy Vines and Corrow in music production and Dale Roberson in CAD 3D engineering.
And Abigail Bennett and Hannah Reid earned third places in their respective competitions: Bennet for architectural CAD and Reid for essays on technology.
Miller, who plans to pursue a career in criminal justice, described the initial steps of her journey to the first in extemporaneous speech.
“When you come to the competition, you draw three cards, and pick the best one,” she said.
The card Miller chose picked carried the topic of issues in technology.
She had 15 minutes to prepare for her five-minute speech.
“Mine was on how social media has been impacting us and how it will affect us in the future,” she said.