The Daily Item
NEW BERLIN — Students from SUN Area Technical Institute, Columbia-Montour AVTS, Northumberland County Career Center, Northern Tier Career Center, Central Mountain High School, Lycoming County Career Center, North and South Schuylkill Training Centers, Wellsboro, Milton, Southern Columbia, and Williamsport High Schools recently competed in Pennsylvania District VI Skills USA Competitions.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization for students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations educational programs. The students competed in both skill and leadership competitive events for the purpose of selecting those individuals who will advance to the state level.
First place Skill winners from SUN Area Technical Institute were: automotive refinishing, Jonathan Lloyd; esthetics, Kathleen Rodriquez and her model Emily Weeder; extemporaneous speaking, Michael Zechman; prepared speaking, Brendon Hicks; job skill demonstration A, Marinna Carroll; action skill, Audrey Seltzer; welding, Slavik Borisov; team works, Patrick Crissman, Dayton Kratzer, Colton Snook, Bradley Whitmer; crime scene, Katie Snyder, Greg Aunskt and Steven Wheeler; automated manufacturing, Wyatt Maneval, Kevin Seebold, and Logan Finsterbush; nail care, Taylor Boney and her model Mallory Bailey
Second place winners from SUN Tech included: precision machining, Chris Huepenbecker; carpentry, Aron Hummel; commercial baking, Krista Swinehart; electrical construction wiring, Ryan Kerstetter; electronics, Joshua Schell; job interview, Katie Snyder; related technical math, Leah Marquette; and collision repair, Clark Wagner.
Third place winners included: diesel technology, Tobias Reich; computer maintenance, Paul Triosi; and HVAC, Landry Harman.
Other participants from SUN Tech who competed at the district level included Maciann Benfer, culinary arts; Tyler Lieberman, restaurant services; Tyler Dorman, plumbing.
All first place medal winners will advance to compete at the state level. The Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Leadership and Skill Conference will be held in Hershey, April 9-11.