On Wednesday, December 14th, JRTI hosted the first Operation Christmas Crumble competition. Culinary and engineering/robotics students from around West Virginia came to our school to compete. The teams built robot sleighs covered in gingerbread that had to maneuver around a maze to deliver desserts. The event was sponsored by the WV Department of Education, The WV Hospitality and Travel Association and Education Foundation, and James Rumsey Technical Institute. Teams were judged on parameters for both the baking and the effectiveness of the robot.

Grand champion: Hundred High School (Wetzel County)
First runner-up: Mercer County Technical Education Center
Second runner-up: Putnam County Career and Technical Center