Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MVCTC SkillsUSA Members Shine at Skills Ohio Championships in Columbus

Columbus, Ohio -- The 2013 SkillsUSA Ohio State Conference gathered nearly 3,000 members and advisors from CAREER TECHNICAL school programs throughout Ohio, including members of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA chapter. This annual event of Ohio SkillsUSA was
held in Columbus, April 23-24, 2013.

The SKillsUSA Ohio championship consists of 81 Technical and Leadership contests. Participants are challenged to complete a project in their area of technical training within a specified time while being scored by a panel of judges from business, industry, and education. Top qualifiers will compete in the SkillsUSA championships in Kansas City, Missouri, in June for national honors.

Over 2,000 Ohio SkillsUSA members competed for the gold, silver, and bronze medallions awarded to the top three finishers in each contest area. MVCTC winners included:

  • Zac Allen, Aviation student from Northwestern, 1st Place Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • Kris Alsip, Heavy Equipment student from Valley View, 1st Place Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Molly Green, Photography student from Miami East, 1st Place Photography Contest
  • Chris Singer, HVAC student from Dixie, 1st place Sheet Metal Contest
  • Brandon Enix, Masonry student from Jefferson, 2nd place Masonry Contest
  • Curtis Wilson, Dental Assistant student from Arcanum, 2nd Place Dental Assisting Contest
  • Lucas Boswell, Electronics Engineering student from Miamisburg, 3rd place in Technical Computer Applications contest
  • Kyle Champine, Aviation student from Brookville, 3rd Place in the Aviation Maintenance Technician Contest
  • Alyson Hood, Graphic Commercial Art student from Eaton, 3rd Place Advertising Design Contest
  • Cara Mikesell, Dental Assistant student from Tri-Village, 3rd Place Job Skill Demo

Web Design Team – Gold Medal (1st Place)

  • Jarred Lynch, Digital Design student from Carlisle
  • Martize Williamson, Digital Design student from Trotwood

Team Works Senior Team – Silver Medal (2nd Place)

  • Stefan Cottrell, Carpentry student from Franklin Monroe
  • Dakota Yount, Electrical Trades student form Arcanum
  • Richard Mannix, HVAC student from Vandalia

Team Works Junior Team – 3rd Place

  • Micah Bowman, Construction Carpentry student from Franklin Monroe
  • Dalton Boyatt, Masonry student from National Trail
  • Jared Heitkamp, Electrical Trades student from Versailles
  • Walter Wiest, HVAC student from Tri-County North

Opening & Closing Junior Team – Gold Medal (1st Place)

  • Allie Ashworth, Dental Assistant student from Arcanum
  • Sydney Bussard, Dental Assistant student from Tri-County North
  • Tiajza Dechant, Dental Assistant student from West Carrollton
  • Jenna Duff, Dental Assistant student from Milton Union
  • Kelsey Ehlers, Dental Assistant student from Wayne
  • Kourtney Engle, Dental Assistant student from Tri-County North
  • Taylor Parker, Dental Assistant student from Arcanum
  • Kennedy Tarrance, Dental Assistant student from Vandalia

Opening & Closing Senior Team – Silver Medal (2nd Place)

  • Cayla Hartley, Dental Assistant student from Twin Valley South
  • Brie Henderson, Dental Assistant student from Trotwood
  • Jessica Jacoby, Dental Assistant student from Tri-County North
  • Brooklyn Lock, Dental Assistant student from Arcanum
  • Mallory Perkins, Dental Assistant student from Northmont
  • Alexis Shockey, Dental Assistant student from Brookville
  • Mikayla Stewart, Dental Assistant student from Twin Valley South

Career Pathways Showcase Team – 3rd Place

  • Mason Garber, Carpentry student from Arcanum
  • Thomas Kessler, Carpentry student from Arcanum
  • Corbin Wray, Carpentry student from Franklin Monroe

Quiz Bowl Team – Silver Medal (2nd Place)

  • Anthony Bange, Air Force ROTC student from Carlisle
  • Caitlin Farney, Air Force ROTC student from Miamisburg
  • Tessa Houston, Air Force ROTC student from Eaton
  • Courtney Paris, Air Force ROTC student from Carlisle
  • Austin Stevens, Air Force ROTC student from Carlisle

Kimberly Blankenship, Cosmetology student from Twin Valley South, was elected as 2013-2014 State SkillsUSA Reporter. Romello Oliver, Carpentry student Northmont, was elected to the State SkillsUSA Vice President office for the 2013-14 school year. Trevyn French, an Adult Education Aviation Maintenance Technician student won 1st place in the College/Post-Secondary Aviation Maintenance Technician Contest.

MVCTC 2011 Alumni Crime Scene Investigation Team of Jacob Adams, Kaleb Landers, and Eric Wolfe repeated their State SkillsUSA Contest Gold Medal win with a first place finish in the Crime Scene Investigation College/Post-Secondary Contest. All three students are currently enrolled and taking classes at Sinclair Community College.

For more information about MVCTC, please visit www.mvctc.com.

For over 40-years, MVCTC has been providing career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties in Southwest Ohio. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley.

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