North Platte Community College’s 55th annual Inter-High Day had 470 students from 21 area high schools Thursday.

They competed for scholarships and other prizes while taking tests in everything from art, accounting and criminal justice to auto body, welding and diesel technology. The scholastic contest was spread across both of NPCC’s campuses.

Schools earned points based on how well their students placed in the academic divisions. The top three point earning schools received a plaque and a $500 scholarship.

Individual first place winners received a gold star pin, a $500 scholarship and three credit hours of summer tuition to the college. Second and third place recipients earned silver and bronze star pins, as well as three credit hours of summer tuition.

The top three winners in each of the applied technology competitions also received industry-based prizes related to their particular test areas.

Top School Division III
First – Maywood
Second – Arnold
Third – Thedford

Academic categories:

Business Communications
Second – Maggie Haesler, Mullen

Information Technology
Third – Aidan Bryant, Thedford

Medical Terminology
Second – Brady Dahlberg, Thedford

Third – Lola Rowse, Thedford

Welding Division I
First – Coby Higgins, Thedford