ELLSWORTH — A typographical error nearly cost two Hancock County Technical Center students a sixth-place win at a national competition.
Television/video production students Andrew Joyce and Nicholas Sarro originally placed 22nd in the SkillsUSA National Competition held in Kansas City in June. They should have earned sixth place.
Competitors were judged on pre-production, videography, audio, editing, communication effectiveness and a written test.
The error was made in the editing of the scoring totals. The HCTC students were mistakenly given a 1 out of 200 score instead of their deserved score of 185 out of 200. The scoring correction gave the team an overall score of 808 out of 1,000 possible points.
After judges discovered their error, the students were awarded sixth place out of 35 teams.
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