Nothing gets the competitive juices flowing like racing to fix a car's fuse box. Nicolet College in Rhinelander hosted 12 Northwoods high schools for some friendly competition with a specific goal in mind.
The competitions varied from auto skills to welding to even cupcake baking. The goal was for students to begin thinking about college.
"Getting to see the inner workings of a vehicle, getting to work and learn at the same time, it makes me think more about college and what I want to do with my future," said Crandon sophomore, Kegan Wilson.
Nearly 100 students participated from schools like Rhinelander, Lakeland Union and Mercer. They all had to work in groups which made the students come together.
"Yeah, it's a competition against each other but at the same time, a team competition which makes it fun," said Wilson.
Over in the cupcake making competition, students enjoyed getting hand on experience in the kitchen.
"I used to watch 'Cupcake Wars' all the time and I always wanted to try it and put my skills to work for once and see how it goes," said Lakeland Union senior, Lilith Schuman.
The students also had to present their projects, which were all timed. That's another way for them to learn throughout the day.
"We also get to make our own displays to show the judges. We have to describe what we're making and how we did it, all in an hour and a half," said Schuman.
The winners from each station won a trophy and a prize bucket donated by local businesses.