BY PCC STAFF
FORT MADISON – Fort Madison High School graduate of 2019, Blaze Vincent recently qualified to go to nationals for the Computer Club at Southeastern Community College. He placed first in 3 categories and will be representing SCC at the National Competition in Dallas! Blaze Vincent, Fort Madison, IA, Net Admin/Security-2nd Yr.
· 1st Place – SQL Database Fundamentals
· 1st Place – Linux OS Fundamentals
· 1st Place – Web Design Team 1
Blaze is in his final semester of the Network Administration/Cyber Security Program and is the current president of SCC Computer Club. SCC Computer Club is affiliated with Business Professionals of America. Through BPA, students have the opportunity to attend conferences, vie for top honors in technology skills competitions, earn industry level certification and network with other students.
Computer Club attends the State Leadership Conference every spring where students compete with other 2 year colleges around the state, including Des Moines Area Community College, Muscatine Community College, and Indian Hills Community College. This was Blaze’s second year competing at state and he placed 1st in Computer Security and Web Design Team and 3rd place in Device Configuration & Troubleshooting.
Last year Blaze went to Nationals, where he competed against 2- and 4-year colleges around the country. We had a virtual conference and he took 1st place in Web Design Team and 3rd in Linux OS Fundamentals at the national level. He also received multiple industry recognized certifications.
The Fort Madison Community School District is proud of the work Blaze Vincent is doing during his time at Southeastern Community College. His instructor, Brenda Wamsley, says, “Blaze is a great student. He came in well prepared and eager to learn, which makes my job so much easier!”