WANTAGE-Each year the Teacher Excellence winners are recognized at the largest state conference for Technology Educators on the East coast. This year, High Point teacher Brian Drelick was honored for his dedication to the students, curriculum development and teaching style. Drelick took his Technology Student Association Chapter to the state TSA competitive events, where they were awarded four first-place trophies three second-places and a third in Engineering and Technological competitive events. "Mr. Drelick has been instrumental in improving the curriculum in the Technological Studies Department at High Point," said supervisor Mark Wallace. "Drelick has designed and implemented our new Power, Energy and Transportation Technology series of courses. Enrollment has doubled and the students are learning about various transportation systems and designing and building solutions to problems related to energy and transportation. "Mr. Drelick can utilize information technology for teaching and student learning. His developments of Power Point presentations are remarkable tools to teach students, via Smart Board technology, the content of the program." Drelick also teaches Engineering Design Technology 2 and 3. "He has the teaching gift," Wallace continued. High Point was awarded the High School Program Excellence Award from TEANJ in 2003 and the state's first Five Star Award for Technology Education Excellence. Drelick will be up for National Recognition next year from the International Technology Education Association.