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Kate Bishop, a homeschooled student from Halifax County enrolled in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Career Tech Academy’s automation robotics program, demonstrates what she has learned for a group of state and local education leaders visiting the robotics lab.

A group of Virginia educational leaders recently got a glimpse of local high school students’ expertise in using the latest technology in a place where South Boston’s history collides with its future.

State secretary of education Aimee Guidera, along with deputy secretary of education Sarah Spota and Elizabeth Schultz, assistant state superintendent of public instruction, visited the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s Innovation Center Thursday afternoon and toured the center’s robotics and automation lab.

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Dr. Betty Adams (far right), executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, gives a presentation about the center’s Career Tech Academy Thursday for a group of local and state education leaders.

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Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera, deputy secretary of education Sarah Spota and Elizabeth Schultz, assistant state superintendent of public instruction (from left) meet Kate Bishop (third from left), a student from Halifax County enrolled in the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Career Tech Academy’s automation robotics program during a Thursday afternoon visit to South Boston.

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Virginia Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera (left) and Valdivia Hall, interim superintendent of Halifax County Public Schools, tour the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center’s automation and robotics lab Thursday along with other state and local education leaders.

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Dr. Betty Adams (far right), executive director of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, gives a presentation about the center’s Career Tech Academy Thursday for a group of local and state education leaders.