Six LCCTC Students Are SkillsUSA 2022 State Champions

Lancaster County Career & Technology students competed at the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Conference and Competitions in Hershey last week.  One adult education and five high school students took first place and are state champions in their categories.  The winning students are now invited to progress to and compete at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference held June 20-24, 2022, in Atlanta.

The students listed below won or placed in their categories at the SkillsUSA PA competition.

LCCTC Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Champions

FIRST PLACE – State Champions
Name                            Competition                                   School District
Elijah Uglade                Architectural/CAD                         Cocalico SD
Chris Corsenzo            Graphics                                          Manheim Township SD
Nicole Dorwart            Painting & Decorating                 Manheim Township SD
Bradley Weinhold       Sheet Metal                                    Cocalico SD
Jenna Barney               Medical Terminology                   Hempfield SD
Angelica Jones             Dental Assistant – Adult              Resides in Donegal SD

SECOND PLACE – State Competition
Name                            Competition                                   School District
Dalton Schoener         Carpentry                                        Cocalico SD
Enisha Sealy                 Culinary Arts/Chef                        Adult Student
Ella Dehmey                 First aide/CPR                                Elizabethtown SD

THIRD PLACE – State Competition
Name                            Competition                                   School District
Chris Gomez                 Pin Design (Commercial Art)      Manheim Township SD

LCCTC’s Administrative Director, Dr. Stuart Savin, expressed his pride toward the LCCTC students and their efforts.  “The students who participate in the SkillsUSA competitions go above and beyond their normal studies,” Dr. Savin said.  “They work extremely hard and represent the best of a career and technical education.”

At the National level, SkillsUSA competition contestants are tested at workstations specific to their competition category These tests can include on-vehicle testing, simulations, bench and component testing, and a written test.  More than 6,000 students participated in the National SkillsUSA Championships in 2019.  Students from every state will compete in over 100 skilled, technical, service, and health occupation competitions.

Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Officers

Each year, several students participating in SkillsUSA at the state level are selected to serve as officers representing Pennsylvania at the national conference.  This year two LCCTC students were selected as Pennsylvania SkillsUSA officers for 2022!  Congratulations to Katelyn Williams, a Conestoga Valley SD student in the CTC’s Introduction to Health Careers program, and Jordis Patterson, a homeschooled student in the CTC’s Introduction to Visual Communications program!

The SkillsUSA state student officers spend the year serving as communicators, advocates, and facilitators.  They lead the two annual state conferences and serve local SkillsUSA chapters throughout the state.

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the state competitions and good luck to the state champions proceeding to the national competitions!

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