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OTC SkillsUSA students bring home 10 medals from national competition

Students representing the various technical programs of Ozarks Technical Community College brought home a total of 10 medals from the National SkillsUSA competition, held recently in Kansas City, Mo.  OTC’s students brought home seven first-place medals, one second-place medal, and two third-place medals; an additional 15 students placed in the competition.

This year’s event included more than 5,600 students competing in 94 different trade, technical and leadership fields.  The results for Ozarks Technical Community College’s students are as follows:


1st – Lee Futter – Computer Programming

1st – Michael Dube, Michael Leeper – Video Product Development

1st – Gage Rudick, Brad Voelker, Makenzie Hickam, Trent Johnson – Broadcast News Production

2nd – Mark Dandurand – Culinary Arts

3rd – Kyle Hammett, Michael Young – Audio-Radio Production

4th – Chris Greene, Jillian Mackey – Television (Video) Production

6th – Richard Matti, Jr. – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

6th – Lacey Montgomery – Basic Health Care

7th – Nathan Frazo – Commercial Baking

7th – Josh Williams, Karey Stewart – 3-D Visualization and Animation

9th – Cody Martin – Collision Repair Technology

10th – Glen Noel – Technical Computer Applications

17th – Jessica DeMalia – Collision Repair Technology

18th – Jim Bowlin, Tyler Dudley, Jesse Hunziger – Welding Fabrication

19th – Victor Mitchell – Industrial Motor Control

19th – Ben King – Industrial Motor Control


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving trade, industrial, technical and health occupation students in public high schools, career and technical centers and two-year colleges. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 student and professional members annually, organized into more than 13,000 chapters.


Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655


Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659


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