REYNOLDSVILLE – Jeff Tech students recently competed at Skills USA representing District 7, which is composed of 19 schools.
The school had 32 students take part in the competition. Of that, 25 students came back with medals, and the first place finishers are eligible to advance to the state competition in Hershey.
Many students competed in areas that were challenging for them and new for the school.
The students, their placements and the area of competition are listed below:
- Evan Grech, Jacob Hopkins and Hunter Benton, first place, Welding Fabrication
- Nick O’Brien, first place, Technical Computer Applications
- Evan Prinkey, first place, Technical Drafting
- Macey Hollenbaugh, first place, Commercial Baking
- Payton Adams, first place, Restaurant Service
- Matt Beck, second place, Collision Repair Technology
- Ali Brooks, second place, Culinary Arts
- Brooke Yale, second place, Extemporaneous Speaking
- Brian Davis, second place, Welding Sculpture
- Laura Beth Glenn, third place, Architectural Drafting
- Logan Smith, third place, Auto Refinishing
- Ashley Siple, third place, Photography
- Kyle Knapp, third place, Precision Machine Technology
- Jess Adams, Andrea Gordon, Nicole LeDonne and Haley Keener, third place, Health Knowledge Bowl
- Mindy Hollenbaugh, third place, Cosmetology
- Ashley Larson, third place, Customer Service
- Elizabeth Wyne and Mackenzie Hanes, third place, Esthetics
- Falisha Hutchins, third place, Job Interview
- Jeff Harrison, third place, Related Technical Math
Skills USA is a national student organization that instills the development of employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites.
Some of the purposes of the Skills competitions are to unite a common bond in students; develop leadership abilities; instill work ethic; help students attain a purposeful life; create enthusiasm for learning; and promote a high standard in trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety.
The state competition will be held in Hershey from April 18-20. This year’s theme is “Champions at Work, Job-Ready Day One.”