The Stanislaus County Office of Education hosted the 37th Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on March 2.

Approximately 750 students from Stanislaus County high schools participated in 16 competitive events. Orestimba won a second place award for Video Game Design. The team members were Nathaniel Samson, Rafael Gonzalez and Lina Franco Rodriguez.

In addition to the competitive events, 45 business/industry representatives exhibited and spoke to students during the Career Expo.

The Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition promotes academic and occupational understanding in various career areas and recognizes students who excel in the mastery of skills and knowledge necessary for success within a given career.

The event includes competency-based competition leading to individual awards and a career exposition where various agencies, industries, and individuals representing a multitude of occupations are available to discuss careers with students on a one-to-one basis. The career exposition is often clustered in the following areas: Agriculture, Business, Home Economics, Industrial Technology/Engineering, Arts, Media and Entertainment, Health, and Public Service to enable students to focus on their chosen career(s).