LCCTC Success at States!

by The Eagle Staff

Congratulations goes to the Lawrence County CTC (formerly Vo-Tech) for their incredible success at the recent SkillsUSA State Competition. Approximately 1400 competitors gathered in Hershey, PA during this past week, April 10-12th to earn a bid for the National Competition.

LCCTC is incredibly proud of all our students who earned their way to this highly-competitive level! In all, the members of LCCTC’s Chapter of SkillsUSA brought home sixteen medals! Well-done!

  • BRONZE - CNC Technician - Trevor Cunningham (Machine Tool Technician from Ellwood City)

  • SILVER - Electrical Construction - Cody Marks (Electrical Occupations from Neshannock)

  • SILVER - First Aid / CPR - Mollie Rader (Health Assistant from Mohawk)

  • SILVER - Job Skill Demonstration Other - Linsey Watson (Veterinary Assistant from Slippery Rock)

  • SILVER - Promotional Bulletin Board - Brayden Carter (Computer and Office Tech from Ellwood City, Zoey Galat (Commercial Art from Ellwood City, Chris Ward (Computer and Office Tech from Neshannock)

We are please to announce that LCCTC will send nine students to compete at the national competition where more than 6,500 additional state medalists from across the country will also compete with the same goal in mind: To make their hometowns proud. By the way — for the Opening and Closing Team, this is their 4th year in a row to win a Pennsylvania state gold medal; OUTSTANDING job, team! The SkillsUSA National Championships will be held in Louisville, KY from June 24-28th.

  • GOLD - Health Occupation Portfolio - Brandon Bright (Health Assistant from Mohawk)

  • GOLD - Opening and Closing Team - Gianna Bochert (Veterinary Assistant from Mohawk), Shelby Keister (Cosmetologist from Union), Riley Leonard (Culinary Arts from Wilmington), Jaden Locke (Computer and Office Technology from Ellwood City), Alyssa Wilson (Cosmetologist from Wilmington), Trenton Yale (Masonry/Construction Trades from New Castle), Tabatha Zang (Veterinary Assistant from Ellwood City)

  • GOLD - Welding Sculpture - Devin Dilling (Welding from Mohawk)

WHAT IS SKILLSUSA? The SkillsUSA Championships is the nation’s largest workforce development event for middle-school, high school and college/post-secondary students enrolled in public career and technical education programs. Each SkillsUSA Championships contestant is a state gold medalist. SkillsUSA hosts the event, which is considered the largest skill competition in the world and the single greatest day of industry volunteerism in America, at an estimated cost of more than $36 million. SkillsUSA adds contests to the SkillsUSA Championships each year to meet the demands of new or expanding technical careers. SkillsUSA instructional programs represent 130 different occupational areas. Begun in 1967, the SkillsUSA Championships now features more than 6,500 competitors in 102 hands-on skill and leadership contests