Three students from SUN Area Technical Institute brought home first place gold medals at the 47th Annual Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held April 9-11h at the Hershey Convention Center and the Lebanon Expo.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and business and industry working together to endure America has a skilled workforce. The student organization is geared specifically for students enrolled in career and technical training.
The state contests are designed and planned by representatives of labor and management alike to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students as they strive for excellence and pride in their chosen professions and in positions of leadership.
First place, gold medal honors went to Food Service student Audrey Seltzer in Action Skill; Cosmetology students Taylor Boney and her model Mallory Bailey in Nail Care and Marinna Carroll and her model Julie Hurst in Job Skill Demo A.
Receiving a second place silver medal award was Computer Technology student, Brendon Hicks in Prepared Speaking. And receiving a third place bronze medal award was Slavik Borisov in welding.
Other SUN participants included: Andrew Rhien and Brooke Raker in Web Design; Kathleen Rodriquez and her model Emily Weeder in Esthetics; Ryan Kerstetter in Industrial Motor Control; Michael Zechman in Extemporaneous Speaking; Seth Weller in Painting and Decorating; Logan Finsterbush, Wyatt Maneval and Kevin Seebold in Automated Manufacturing; Colton Snook, Dayton Kratzer, Patrick Crissman, and Bradley Whitmer in Teamworks; Steven Wheeler, Greg Aunskt, and Katie Snyder in Crime Scene Investigation; Johnathan Lloyd in Automotive Refinishing and Rachel Mike in Welding Sculpture.
All first place skill winners received tuition scholarships to the Pennsylvania College of Technology in the amount of $2,500.00 per year, second place winners received tuition scholarships in the amount of $1500.00 per year and third place winners received tuition scholarships in the amount of $1000.00 per year.
First place winners will now advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23rd to the 28th.