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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 Baker Culinary Arts
Jacob Burnett Television (Video) Production 3rd place
Troy Davis Telecommunications Cabling 6th place
Jacob Davison Interactive Application & Game Dev. 5th place
Caroline Kelly Early Childhood Education 4th place
Thomas Kerschner Auto Refinishing Technology
Kelly Lewis Commercial Baking 4th place
Miranda McCoy Computer Programming 2nd place
Randall Meyer Information Technology Services 6th place
Abby Mitchell Advertising Design 9th place
Nicole Obrey Digital Cinema Production 8th place
Michael Rowlett Interactive Application & Game Dev. 5th place
Brandon Scott Digital Cinema Production 8th place
Lori Springer Web Design 7th place
Kelly Stoops Customer Service
Sara Stoops Related Technical Math 10th place
Ashley Townsend Television (Video) Production 3rd place
Paige Varney Web Design 7th place
Jennifer Wilson Advertising Design
Chase Woodiel Welding 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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