THS grad wins at tech conference
A Tonganoxie High School graduate also is a national champion.
Patrick Holton, who just completed his freshman year at Fort Hays State University in Hays, teamed up with Joe Hornung and Thomas McElroy to win the transportation competition at the International Technology Education Association’s annual conference earlier this year in Louisville, Ky.
Holton helped FHSU become a juggernaut at the event. The Tigers failed to place in the top four in just one of its six events.
In addition to taking first in the transportation competition, FHSU also placed in the top spot in the technology challenge, a quiz-bowl-type event, and the manufacturing competition. The school won the manufacturing competition at nationals for the first time since 2004. The team advanced to nationals in Louisville by winning its regional last fall in Denver.