North Dakota State College of Science students excel at 2012 SkillsUSA contest
Posted on 5/29/2012
North Dakota State College of Science students recently won a number of awards at the 39th Annual North Dakota SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference held at Bismarck State College.
NDSCS competed with over 650 contestants and took the top two positions in six different categories with 28 students placing within the top three. Ten NDSCS students earned an invitation to compete in their respective national contests by achieving gold metals in skills and leadership competitions at the state level. They are qualified to compete at the 48th Annual National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on June 23-27.
The NDSCS students receiving gold, silver or bronze medals include:
North Dakota: Dickinson: Nicole Dowhaniuk: Culinary Arts-1st place Fargo: Jacob Doele: Welding-1st place Fargo: Trevor Enger: Welding-3rd place Fargo: Kelly Olstad: Power Equipment Technology-1st place Fargo: Brady Snell: Architectural Drafting-2nd place Jamestown: Cody Dobitz: Plumbing-3rd place Jamestown: Levi Fettig: Plumbing-1st place Lincoln: Andrew Fiedler: Diesel Equipment Technology-2nd place Mapleton: Duane O'Marro Jr.: Motorcycle Service Technology-1st place Minot: Stephen Buch: Job Skill Demonstration-1st place Minot: Brent Burkhard: Automotive Service Technology-3rd place Minot: Cameron Dostert: Welding-2nd place Minot: Ian Richards: Diesel Equipment Technology-1st place Mooreton: Robert Lugert: Architectural Drafting-2nd place Park River: Shawn Beck: Collision Repair Technology-3rd place Wahpeton: Glenn Hennings: CNC Milling Technology-1st place Washburn: Cody Thompson: Culinary Arts-2nd place
Minnesota: Delano: Derek Dreger: Marine Service Technology-1st place Moorhead: Ben Rage: Diesel Technology-3rd place Ortonville: Jeff Mitchell: Health Knowledge Bowl-1st place Perham: Isaac Rutten: Precision Machining Technology-1st place
South Dakota: McIntosh: Ethan Geigle: Electrical Construction Wiring-3rd place
California: Lancaster: Justin Paulson: CNC Turning Technology-1st place
Colorado: Aurora: Eric Shuler: Plumbing-2nd place
Michigan: Jenison: Andy Smith: Automotive Refinishing Technology-3rd place Wyoming: Gillette: Ethan Barthel: Electrical Construction Wiring-1st place Moorcroft: Seth Johnson: Electrical Construction Wiring-2nd place
Sri Lanka: Kandy: Lakshantha Ruwanpathiran: Architectural Drafting-3rd place
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 300,000 students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations, including healthcare. SkillsUSA formerly was known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).