It was the morning of April 4, and on the lawn in front of the basketball gym at Reedley College were two Reedley High students. Both were knelt beside a parked car's window, and both were carefully dusting the door of the vehicle for fingerprints.
A few steps away, several other students from another high school, stood before a large table working on floral arrangements. A few feet from them, inside the gym, Sanger High students and Dinuba High students were participating in the robotics competition.
This was all part of a sixth annual career skills competition called the Tiger Romp competitions.
"We have twelve different high schools that are competing in 23 different competitions," said Fabrizio Lofaro, the Valley Regional Occupational Program, or VROP, superintendent. "We bring students on campus to showcase their skills but also to showcase the facilities that Reedley College provides, for programs they can do after high school."
Lofaro said the idea for the event was started by David Clark, the dean of instruction at the college. It has since grown immensely with more students participating.
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