Students from SUN Area Technical Institute, Columbia-Montour AVTS, Northumberland County Career Center, Northern Tier Career Center, Central Mountain High School, Lycoming County Career Center, North and South Schuylkill Training Centers, Wellsboro and Williamsport High School recently competed in Pennsylvania District VI Skills USA Competitions.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization for students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations educational programs. The students competed in both skill and leadership competitive events for the purpose of selecting those individuals who will advance to the state level.
First place Skill winners from SUN Area Technical Institute were: Esthetics, Alexa Krautheim and her model Jenna Swinehart; Prepared Speaking, Benjamin Maneval; Job Skill Demonstration A, Katie Meiser and her model Jessica Chappell; Welding, Isaac Richard; Cosmetology, Brittany Kerstetter; Nail Care, Kassandra Charriez and her model Veronica Diaz; HVAC, Chase Lawver; Internetworking, Sebastian Pephier; Computer Maintenance, Andrew Yetter; Industrial Motor Control, Kyle Price; Food and Beverage Server, Joshua Phelps; Diesel Technology, Holden Midkiff; and Team Works, Matthew Zerbe, Cody Welsh, David Ross, and Tyler Wilson.
Second place winners from SUN included: Masonry, Bret Nagle; Criminal Justice, Zachary Hollenbach; Crime Scene Investigation, Michelle Galvez, John Mull and Tiffany Saville; Automated Manufacturing, Dillon Kline and Chris Trawitz ; Job Interview, Ron Rosado; and Auto Technology, Tyler Gardner.
Third place winners included: Auto Body Repair, Nicholas Kline; Residential Wiring, AndresValencia; Precison Machining, Larry Smith; Automotive Refinishing, Justin Wise; Auto Specialization, Colby Fisher; Plumbing, Joseph Teisher; and Diesel Technology, Ben Dieffenderfer.
Other participants at the district level included Amanda Torres Commercial Baking; Technical Drafting, Nicholas Kratzer, Culinary Arts; Brandon Higgs and Technical Math, Shane Yoder.
Receiving byes to the state competition are Renee Ampofo, Advertising Design; Photography, Jaqui Heim; and Cabinetmaking, Craig Haines.
All first place medal winners will advance to compete at the state level. The Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Leadership and Skill Conference will be held in Hershey on April 18th-20th, 2012.