Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Updated: 9:43 AM
Trigg County High School is one of two Kentucky schools to be named as a winner in the 2016-2017 Makerminded competition.
The competition awards schools for their excellence in advanced manufacturing and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning, and is sponsored by Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) national manufacturing institute, the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, and the Foundation for Kentucky Industry.
Makerminded was launched at the start of the 2016 school year to impassion students about advanced manufacturing and provide them with transformational learning experiences that set them on track towards 21st century manufacturing careers. The platform provides access to a diverse range of national and local STEM and advanced manufacturing programs, including manufacturing facility tours, gaming activities, project-based learning, and competitions.
The high school will be awarded Virtual Reality Learning Systems to give their students additional hands-on exposure to STEM and advanced manufacturing technology and careers.
Representatives from the high school will be recognized in a special ceremony in Lexington on June 1st.
"I'm so proud of these students and am excited for their future," said Kentucky Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton, who will be presenting the awards to the winning Kentucky schools. "I'm confident their energy, passion, and knack for STEM will translate into talented employees as well as remarkable leaders."