High schoolers get a taste of Mid-State programming

By Patrick Lynn

Students from seven area high schools and homeschool groups came out for the Oct. 22 Program Showcase at Mid-State.

Over 450 students were in attendance for the biannual event at the college’s Wisconsin Rapids campus, which gives students hands-on experience in many of the school’s 60+ programs.

Students participated in a game of “Program Bingo” that included activities like an augmented reality sandbox with an interactive topographic map to explore civil engineering concepts; performing CPR on a manikin; learning about virtual reality by using VR goggles. Students with three or more Bingos were entered to win Mid-State prizes and gift cards.

Students were also encouraged to use a special Snapchat filter to promote the college on social media, opening students to special prizes, according to a news release from Mid-State.

Along with homeschooled students, students from SPASH, Adams-Friendship, Marshfield, Lincoln, River Cities, and Almond-Bancroft high schools attended the event.

For more information about Mid-State’s programs, go to mstc.edu/programs.