By Joe Wyatt

As many as 250 area high school students are expected to converge on Amarillo College's East Campus to showcase their work and compete for prizes over a two-day span at the Top of Texas Career & Technical Education Expo.

The event is Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26-27 and will be headquartered in the Public Service Building, although some contests will take place in the Transportation Center and the Manufacturing Education Center.

Students from high schools in Amarillo Canyon, Hereford, Pampa, Tulia and beyond will be involved in individual and team projects and on-site challenges and demonstrations.

Student projects will reflect the skills they've acquired in such areas as automotive, architectural design, engineering, video production, welding, health sciences, metal work, culinary expertise, drafting and more.

On-site contests will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 26, with judging at 6 p.m. Vendor booths and a job fair will be the focus on April 27 - from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the general public is invited to attend.

The AC Cook Team will prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone who attends - free of charge.

For more information about the Expo, please contact Ernie Sheets, AC instructor of construction technology, at 806-335-4221 or edsheets22@actx.edu.