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OTC students bring home 56 medals from state SkillsUSA competition


More than 100 students representing the various technical programs of Ozarks Technical Community College participated in two days of competition at the State SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Conference, held recently on the campus of Linn State Technical College in Linn, Mo. In the end, OTC’s students brought home 34 first place medals, 16 second place medals, and six third place medals, for a total of 56 medals.



Of the state competitors, 28 students have qualified to represent Ozarks Technical Community College and the state of Missouri at the 49th annual SkillsUSA National Conference, which will be held in Kansas City, Mo., in June.



First Place Winners:




Stacy Walter – Action Skills


Levi Light – Audio/Radio Production


Tommy McFarland – Audio/Radio Production


Jonathan Young – Automotive Refinishing Technology


Stephanie Ashley – Broadcast News Production


Kayla Faggans – Broadcast News Production


James Hennessy – Broadcast News Production


Corbin Livingston – Broadcast News Production


Dillon Welch – Carpentry Technical Information; Teamworks


Jeremy Higginbothom – Collision Repair Technical Information


Rachel Beushausen – Commercial Baking


Aaron Mills – Computer Programming


Tanner Edgen – Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services


Tiffany Fletcher – Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services


Ty’Juania Wray – Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services


Sara Byrd – Culinary Arts


TJ Hornbeck – Digital Cinema Production


Jeff Thompson – Digital Cinema Production


Kayla Daniels – Early Childhood Education


Ryan Bunselmeyer – Heating, Ventilation, A/C and Refrigeration Technical Information


Jessica Struckman – Medical Terminology


Michael Watson – Precision Machining Technical Information


Dylan Pohar – Professional Development Technical Information


Terry Campbell – Teamworks


Anthony Salamone – Teamworks


Nolan Siegismund – Teamworks


Mylanda Haney – Technical Computer Applications


Ben Speer – Television (Video) Production


Chris Schwartz – Television (Video) Production


Wesley Deckard – Web Design


Daniel Stevens – Web Design


Jason Bills – Welding; Welding Technical Information



This year’s event had more than 2,000 attending students, teachers, and representatives of business, industry, education, and government. During the conference, students participated as voting delegates for their chapters, elected state officers, conducted the business of the organization, met with business and industry representatives, and heard from officials.



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 250,000 student and professional members annually, organized into more than 13,000 chapters.

Contributors

Mark Miller

College Director of Communication

Phone: 417.447.2655

Email: millerm@otc.edu

Laura French

Coordinator of Public Information

Phone: 417.447.2659

Email: frenchl@otc.edu

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