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OTC students win national SkillsUSA honors

Six Ozarks Technical Community College students won top honors at the 2010 SkillsUSA national competition held recently in Kansas City.

Earning gold medals were C.J. Farr in computer programming, and Blake McGinnis and Cherokee Turner in television (video) production.

Taking silver medals were Rob Page and Daniel Oldham in audio/radio production and Kristina Cunningham in preschool teaching assistant.

A total of 20 OTC students attended the national competition, where 5,600 of the nation’s state winners met in various categories including graphic communications, culinary arts, television production, computer programming and web design.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.

Ozarks Technical Community College offers associate degrees and certificates in a variety of technical, allied health, and two-year transfer degree programs, as well as workforce development opportunities and non-credit courses.  Classes are available at five locations throughout southwest Missouri; students can also earn a complete associate degree through the College’s online classes.  A degree can be completed in two years or less, at a fraction of the cost of many area colleges.  For more information or to register for classes, visit or call (417) 447-7500.


College Director of Communications

Phone: 417.447.2655


Steve Koehler

Coordinator of Publications

Phone: (417) 447-2666


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