Posted: Apr 5, 2013 4:14 PM
Updated: Apr 5, 2013 6:47 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A big high school competition is bringing in thousands of visitors this weekend to Corpus Christi. This could mean big money for the city..
When you enter the American Bank Center you will see students gathered around a robot dancing to Gangam Style. Students are showing up in droves to show off their skills, Gangam style remix and all.
But the Skills USA Texas Leadership and Skills Championship, at the American Bank Center, is more than just fun for students who get to program this robot.
Students trained in sewing, carpentry, and even cosmetology, get to compete against other high schoolers from all over the state. This allows them to prove how good they are in their trades.
Buses bring in thousands of students and their teachers to our beautiful city, like these boys from Fort Worth, Texas. They are staying in the Omni Bayfront.
"The view is fantastic... from our hotel we cans see water city lights...it's really really awesome," Miguel Corral a student from Fort Worth, TX says.
The visitor's bureau is expecting over five thousand people coming in this weekend, a possible $2 million economic impact.
Money spent on hotel rooms, food, entertainment and shopping. Restaurants were even sent an alert by the visitors and convention bureau to be ready for big crowds this weekend.
The boys from Fort Worth hope to contribute a few bucks themselves after they compete in police training.
"Hopefully just go gift shopping, sight seeing, stuff like that," Corral says.
For more information visit http://www.skillsusatx.org/
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