Students from Computer Careers and Building Construction programs at Waldo County Technical Center participated last week in the Thomas Cup, an overnight event at Thomas College in Waterville that combined technology, teamwork and a healthy dose of competition.

The event ran from 6 p.m. Dec. 6 to 10 a.m. the next day. There were four challenges: a League of Legends gaming competition, a Nerf War with robots, a cyber security version of Capture the Flag, and a crime scene investigation competition. WCTC students took first place in the Robotic Nerf Wars.

One of the WCTC competitors, 16-year-old Dyllan Marsh of Searsmont, said he enjoyed interacting with students from another tech center program and playing games with them. Eating pizza and staying up all night to build structures was fun as well, he said.

The annual event at Thomas College hosts up to 30 teams at no cost to the competing schools. Waldo County Technical Center attends the event each year under the guidance of Computer Careers instructor Jeremiah Johnson. Dyllan Marsh says he is already looking forward to next year’s competition.