Dozens of students are headed to the SkillsUSA State Conference after earning medals at the SkillsUSA Northeast Regional held on Saturday, February 29th at A-Tech.
More than 400 contestants from career centers and high schools across Northeast Ohio converged on the A-Tech campus to compete in 36 contests. The competitions range from demonstrating a career technical skill to leadership contests. The top three in each contest advance to the SkillUSA State Conference.
SkillsUSA rewards students for excellence, and involves industry in directly evaluating student performance. There were more than 100 judges comprised of local business and community leaders and A-Tech alumni.
Gold Medal Winners include: Steven Adkins (Auto Collision Repair); Kennedy Bales, Giselle Broadwater, and Jacob Coy (Crime Scene Processing); Christian Bradbury (Criminal Justice); Seth Hering (Extemporaneous Speech); Alexis Kicielinski (Nursing Assistant); Brody Mlckovsky (Medical Math); Breonna Orlik (CNC Turning); Kayne Pellegrino (Technical Drafting); Hannah Smith (Photography); Juan Torres-Aviles (Job Skill Demo Open).
Silver Medal Winners include: Cooper Cole (Job Skill Demo A); Jared Bailey (CNC Machining); Ryan Lyerly (CNC Technician).
A-Tech Bronze Medal Winners include: Nicole Curry (Prepared Speech); Tyler Hayes (Architectural Drafting); Jacob Nurrka (Automotive Service); Anthony Orth (Automotive Refinishing); Brianna Perez (Esthetics); Kyle Sweeney (Electrical Construction Wiring).
The SkillsUSA State Conference is April 7th & 8th in Columbus, Ohio.