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OTC Students Earn Nine Medals At SkillsUSA Championships

OTC students earn nine medals at SkillsUSA Championships

Nine students from Ozarks Technical Community College earned national medals at the SkillsUSA Championships, held June 25-29 in Louisville, Kentucky. The championships took place as part of the SkillsUSA 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

At the event, more than 6,000 career and technical education students competed in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Students worked against the clock and each other to prove their expertise in occupations such as computer-aided drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts.

OTC student Randall Meyer won a gold medal in Information Technology Services. Yavor Rangelov and Chase Elliott took home silver medals in Digital Cinema Production. A team of four students, Noah Davidson, Darrel Dugger, Cody Friend and Matthew Williams, won bronze in Broadcast News Production. Chase Dickerson took home the bronze in Computer Programming, and Bryant Crow, an OTC Career Center student, also earned bronze in HVAC and Refrigeration.

In total, 29 OTC students competed in the SkillsUSA Championships this year. They advanced to the national competition by winning the Missouri SkillsUSA competition held in April. Of the 29 students who competed at the national level, 22 placed in the top 10 of their divisions.

NameContest Place Division 
Randall MeyerInformation Technology Services1stPost-secondary
Yavor RangelovDigital Cinema Production2ndPost-secondary
Chase ElliottDigital Cinema Production2ndPost-secondary
Noah DavidsonBroadcast News Production3rdPost-secondary
Darrel DuggerBroadcast News Production3rdPost-secondary
Cody FriendBroadcast News Production3rdPost-secondary
Matthew WilliamsBroadcast News Production3rdPost-secondary
Chase DickersonComputer Programming3rdPost-secondary
Bryant CrowHVAC and Refrigeration3rdSecondary
Zachary PekarekDiesel Equipment Technology4thSecondary
Enoch BradshawInteractive App & Game Dev.4thPost-secondary
Jason DeanInteractive App & Game Dev4thPost-secondary
Troy DavisTelecommunications Cabling4thPost-secondary
James DullEngineering Technology/Design5thPost-secondary
Jonathan JonesEngineering Technology/Design5thPost-secondary
Devin SchaderEngineering Technology/Design5thPost-secondary
Abigail MitchellAdvertising Design6thPost-secondary
Tom KerschnerAutomotive Refinishing Tech6thPost-secondary
Anthony “Bee” CookTelevision (Video) Production7thPost-secondary
Justin MarinoTelevision (Video) Production7thPost-secondary
Caitlin CurbowWeb Design8thPost-secondary
Cierra StricklandWeb Design8thPost-secondary
Kelly LewisCommercial Baking9thPost-secondary
Brendan ReevesComputer Programming9thSecondary

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. More than 360,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA each year, organized into more than 19,000 local chapters and 52 state and territorial associations.

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