CB Tech Holds Fourth Annual Potato Day
Last week, Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center (CB Tech) located in Moses Lake held their fourth annual “Potato Day". CB Tech provides a hands-on learning experience for high school students with various technical skills and serves mainly Junior and Senior students from 11 school districts in the Basin. This year Potato Day was extended into a 3-day event. Approximately 1,600 fifth grade students from the Moses Lake, Soap Lake, Royal, and Othello school districts came to participate. Each CB Tech class (manufacturing, culinary arts, automotive technology, medical/nursing program, computer science, cosmetology, criminal justice) set up a potato themed activity for the fifth graders to engage with. The activities ranged from shooting a potato cannon to making potato crafts to playing potato themed video games and sampling some potato products with homemade dipping sauces made by the culinary students. The Washington State Potato Commission worked closely with CB Tech on the event, and it was a total success. Without a doubt, students across Columbia Basin were able to absorb valuable knowledge about Washington potatoes!