The Lancaster County Career and Technology Center is proud to send 13 students, competing in 11 disciplines, to the National SkillsUSA Championships at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville in June.
The following students all are state champions within their field, each taking first place honors at the state-level competitions in Hershey during April.
LCCTC Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Champions
The students listed below won First Place in their competition at the SkillsUSA PA competition during April in Hershey. They will attend the National SkillsUSA Competition in June.
Janae Barlow Medial Assistant Adult student
Meghan Braas Nursing Assistant Columbia SD
Christian Hall Heavy Equipment Cocalico SD
Caleb Keebler HVAC and Refrigeration Warwick SD
Blaike Kessler Electrical Construction Wiring Elizabethtown SD
Diamondli Lopez Medical Terminology Hempfield SD
Ethan Martin Painting & Decorating Cocalico SD
Kyle Martin Fire Fighting Eastern Lanc. County SD
Nesta Petit-Ton Dental Assisting Adult student
Andrew Salvatore Plumbing Donegal SD
Nicole Scarle Medial Assistant Eastern Lanc. County SD
Amos Smucker CNC Machining Cocalico SD
Jasmine Yachasz Architectural Drafting Conestoga Valley SD
The students themselves express that zeal when talking about what they enjoy most about their fields.
Jasmine Yachasz – “I think what I like most about my field of study is how much I’ve learned about everything that makes up a house! Even bus rides are fun when every house you pass by is interesting!”
Nicole Scarle – “My favorite thing about Medical Assisting is the wide range of specialty offices we can work in, as well as the range of procedures we assist in. It makes the job very interesting and there is so much variety that you learn something new every single day.”
Blaike Kessler – “My favorite part is the all of the hands on experience. I’m a very energetic person, so being able to be up and moving while learning, that’s the best to me.”
LCCTC’s Administrative Director, Dr. Stuart Savin praised the students on their accomplishments. “All of our students who competed in the state-level SkillsUSA competition should be extremely proud. Everyone at the CTC is certainly proud of them. Career and Technology students choose to follow their academic interests to our schools. As a result, our students are extremely driven and deeply passionate about their fields. Our state champions embody that passion for learning,” Dr. Savin said.
At the National level, competition contestants will be tested at workstations including on-vehicle, simulations, bench and component testing, and a written test. More than 6,000 students participated last year in the National SkillsUSA Championships. Students from every state competed in over 100 skilled, technical, service, and health occupation competitions.