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CTE Students Win Big at Skills USA

Engineering Students at Skills USA Award Banquet The Center for Technology, Essex (CTE) recently sent 90 students to the SkillsUSA State Competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel, as they provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

CTE students were recognized for their outstanding talent. Our students won a total of 50 medals.  CTE took home 17 Gold medals, 16 Silver medals and 7 Bronze medals.  It was CTE's largest group to complete yet.
From CTE Director Bob Travers, "While winning feels wonderful, the most important take-away is that every one of our students who competed took a risk, they allowed themselves to be judged against others and to have those results made public."

The SkillsUSA National Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. In June, CTE will be sending a group to Louisville, KY to compete.


Full Winners List:

3D Animation
GOLD: Haven Funkhouser & Katie Miles, CAWD 2
SILVER: DeLu Lee & Isaih Sweat, CAWD
BRONZE: Kurt Dirmair & Jean Marie Hatungimana, CAWD

Additive Manufacturing
BRONZE: Orin Goss & Shane Riddell, ENG

Architectural Drafting
BRONZE: Jacob Jones, ENG 2

Chapter Display
SILVER: Courtney Berscheld, Kayla Prouty & Skyler Germain, NAT'L

BRONZE: Carrie Rushford, COS1

Customer Service
GOLD: Jillian Hebert, DEN

Dental Assisting
GOLD: Madison Catella, DEN
SILVER: Trinity Messier, DEN
BRONZE: Fatumo Mohamed, DEN

Dental Assisting-PS
GOLD: Elena Borta, DEN
BRONZE: Rachel Shawlinski, DEN

Early Childhood Education
BRONZE: Emma Latimer

Engineering Design
GOLD: Shahid-Marquise Dowe, Allyssa Downs & Johannes Everse, ENG 1 & 2

Information Technology
SILVER: Yonah Simonelli, CST
BRONZE: Elton Ernest, CST

Interactive Game Development
GOLD: Judah Avery & Colton Lambert, CAWD 2
SILVER: Harper Meli & Cameron Sheperd, CAWD 2
BRONZE: Colby Epstein & Davin Pettingill, CAWD

Job Skill Demonstration-Open
SILVER: Jesse Martin, AUTO

BRONZE: Mercedes Burnham, DCM

Pin Design
SILVER: Jimmy Jiang, CAWD2
BRONZE: Nishan Darjee, DCM

Promotional Bulletin Board
GOLD: Nicole Gelinas, Carly Laudenslager & Viktoria Provencher, DCM
SILVER: Jesica LeBeau, Makayla Payne-Fisher & Becca Davis, PRE3

Restaurant Service
BRONZE: Kaytlyn Young, PRF

T-Shirt Design
GOLD: Mercedes Burnham

Web Page Design
GOLD: Ben Buscher & Daniel LeBlanc, CAWD
SILVER: Eli Kline & Maliki LaForce, CAWD2
BRONZE: Matisee Begue & Bryce Davies, CAWD

Welding Sculpture
GOLD: Kelsey Francis, NAT-M