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OTC Students Excel At SkillsUSA Championships

OTC students excel at SkillsUSA Championships

Three students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned national medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 19-23 in Louisville, Ky. Approximately 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields at the event. The championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Miranda McCoy, a 2017 OTC graduate, won a silver medal in computer programming. McCoy plans to transfer to Missouri State University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

OTC students Ashley Townsend and Jacob Burnett won bronze medals in video production. Townsend, a Central High School graduate, just completed her second semester in the college’s Electronic Media Production program. Burnett, a Willard High School graduate, has been an OTC Electronic Media Production student for two years.

In total, 20 OTC students competed in the SkillsUSA Championships this year. They advanced to the national competition by winning the Missouri SkillsUSA competition held in March. Of the 20 OTC students who competed at the national level, 15 placed in the top 10 of their divisions. Congratulations to all of our SkillsUSA national competitors!

Student Contest Place 
Katherine BakerCulinary Arts
Jacob BurnettTelevision (Video) Production3rd place
Troy DavisTelecommunications Cabling6th place
Jacob DavisonInteractive Application & Game Dev.5th place
Caroline KellyEarly Childhood Education4th place
Thomas KerschnerAuto Refinishing Technology
Kelly LewisCommercial Baking4th place
Miranda McCoyComputer Programming2nd place
Randall MeyerInformation Technology Services6th place
Abby MitchellAdvertising Design9th place
Nicole ObreyDigital Cinema Production8th place
Michael RowlettInteractive Application & Game Dev.5th place
Brandon ScottDigital Cinema Production8th place
Lori SpringerWeb Design7th place
Kelly StoopsCustomer Service
Sara StoopsRelated Technical Math10th place
Ashley TownsendTelevision (Video) Production3rd place
Paige VarneyWeb Design7th place
Jennifer WilsonAdvertising Design
Chase WoodielWelding Sculpture

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA chapters help students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations excel. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 students and instructors as members. For more information, visit

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