BONNE TERRE — UniTec Career Center students earned 48 medals at the annual SkillsUSA East Central District Championships at UniTec Feb. 17.
This year’s event included competitors from career centers in Arcadia Valley, Cape Girardeau, Jefferson College, and Perryville, judges from local business and industry, and advisors and leaders from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
UniTec had 59 high school students and three Mineral Area College students competing in their technical skilled areas and technical written information contests against students from the other career centers.
The first and second place winners will be competing at the Missouri State SkillsUSA Championships on March 29-31 at Linn State Technical College in Linn
The Missouri SkillsUSA Championships has been called the showcase of technical education. The championship competition recognizes career and technical education students who excel in their occupational areas, as well as leadership development activities that are such a vital part of the SkillsUSA program in the classroom.
These contests provide the students a place to show their skill levels and the opportunity for scholarships and other awards.
Advertising Design Technical Info: Jonathan Brown — 1st
Automotive Service Skills: Tylar Wuesthoff — 1st, Cody Barton — 2nd
Carpentry Skills: Parker Maize — 1st, Chris DeClue – 2nd
Collision Repair Skills: Austin Johnson — 1st
Collision Repair Technical Info: Austin Johnson — 1st, Dylan Nissila — 2nd
Commercial Baking Technical Info: William Cagle — 2nd
Computer Maintenance Skills: Zach Boyer — 1st
Culinary Arts Skills: Justin Harman — 3rd
Culinary Arts Technical Info: Justin Harman — 1st
Electronics Technology Skills: Kirstie Singleton — 3rd
Electronics Technology Technical Info: Martin Gapsch — 1st, Patrick Odgers — 2nd
First Aid/CPR: Kindsey Mills — 1st
Graphic Communications Skills: Jonathan Brown — 1st, Madelyne Missey — 2nd, Cathy Lincoln — 3rd
Graphic Communications Technical Info: Jonathan Brown – 2nd, Cathy Lincoln — 3rd
Medical Terminology: Tiffany Hopkins — 1st
Motorcycle Service Skills & Technical Info: David Thome — 1st
Nurse Assisting Skills: Matthew Finley — 1st
Nurse Assisting Technical Info: Melissa Burdin — 2nd, Matthew Finley — 3rd
Photography: Allison Dennis — 1st, Micaela Helvey — 2nd, Tyler Henson — 3rd
Power Equipment Skills & Tech Info: Dylan Kemp — 1st, Jackson Plummer — 2nd
Residential Wiring Skills: Trevor Welch — 1st, Carl Wheeler — 2nd, Ben Straughn – 3rd
Residential Wiring Technical Info: Aaron Worley — 1st, Jeffrey McCord — 2nd, Anthony Avila — 3rd
Robotics and Automation Technical Info: Ricky McCullough — 1st, Kirstie Singleton — 2nd
Welding Technology Skills: Jacob Conway — 1st, Billyjoe Bridges — 2nd
Welding Technical Info: Billyjoe Bridges — 2nd, Ryan Clines — 2nd (tied)
Postsecondary Mineral Area College Students:
Collision Repair Skills: Russell Shy — 1st
Collision Repair Technical Info: Russell Shy — 1st
Welding Technology Skills: Tanner Beers — 2nd, Chase Chrisco — 3rd
Welding Technical Info: Chase Chrisco — 2nd