20 Out of 24 Students Place at SkillsUSA District Competition!
The SkillsUSA series of competitions is an annual staple at CPAVTS, and usually there are students who move on from the district level to the state level. This year, out of two dozen students, twenty placed first, second, or third. Two of those students are Anthony Cleary and Amiah Dolan, students in the Electronics Technology and Nursing programs, who placed first in their respective categories.
“There were seven others competing alongside me,” Anthony said. “We each had to complete a written test, three breadboarding challenges, two soldering challenges, and two online troubleshooting challenges.”
A “breadboard” is a tool used in prototyping electronics that uses no soldering. The two challenges required Anthony to build a circuit according to the schematics provided and then gather test data.
The competitions are always stressful for the students participating; the morning is marked by anxious anticipation for the event, and there’s only a brief reprieve before the tension that comes with listening to the announcing of the results.
Said Amiah, “It was nerve-wracking waiting for the awards. I have a hard-to-pronounce name, so when the announcer was joking about mispronouncing the third place winner’s name, I was afraid it would be mine! But then he said my name as the first place winner, and I was so excited!”
The students who placed first in the competition will be moving on to the SkillsUSA State Competition in April. Below are all of the students who earned one of the top three spots in their categories—congratulations to these Cumberland Perry students on their hard work and success!
Advertising Design 1st Place – Carlee Kubistek
Automotive MLR 3rd Place – Aniika Craddock
Automotive Technology 2nd Place – Austin Hale
Customer Service 1st Place – Haley Rhoads
Carpentry 2nd Place – Anthony Christiana
CNC Milling 2nd Place – Dakota Harrison
Dental 2nd Place – Kyrsten Brown
Diesel 1st Place – Braiden Stauffer
Early Childhood Education 1st Place – Luanne Narvett
Electronics Technology 1st Place - Anthony Cleary
Graphics 2nd Place – Alissa Coffey
HVAC 1st Place – Jarrett Blake
Industrial Motor Control 3rd Place – Colby Rigg
Information Services Technology 1st Place – Dalton Kiner
Masonry 2nd Place – Jeremy Baker
Nail Care 1st Place – Charlotte Bink and Model Caitlyn Youkers
Nurse Assistant 1st Place - Amiah Dolan
Precision Machine Technology 3rd Place – Will Knouse
Residential Wiring 3rd Place – Matt Becker
Welding 1st Place – Eric Montefour