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Mitchell CTE to compete in state ProStart Invitational

The Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy will be among 11 teams competing in the ProStart Invitational on March 27 at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre.

Mitchell CTE Academy team members are Blake Thompson, Chaze Delgado and Anjaneth Contreras. They are competing under the direction of instructor Cindy Gerlach. Last year, Mitchell took second place in the culinary division.

The Pierre event is open to the public at no charge. Following orientation sessions for teams and judges, teams go head to head starting at 9:30 a.m. The competition continues throughout the afternoon, with awarding of prizes at 5:15 p.m. The contest tests students on culinary and business management knowledge and skills. The winning team from each division will travel to Minneapolis in May to participate in a national competition.

Other competing teams include Britton-Hecla High School, Brookings High School, Huron High School, Northeast Technical High School, Lemmon High School, McIntosh High School, Madison Central High School, Sioux Falls CTE Academy, Sturgis Brown High School and Webster Area High School.

The ProStart Invitational is a joint effort of the South Dakota Department of Education, the South Dakota Retailers Association and the South Dakota ProStart Advisory Committee.

-Source: South Dakota Retailers Association