Bedford County Technical Center students brought home a host of honors from the recent SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 7 Skills and Leadership Championship. The center had 11 placewinners and champions in six categories. The first-place finishers advance to the state competition in April in Hershey.
The first-place champions are Kassidy Clark, Everett – Medical Assisting; Faith Cogan, Everett – Esthetics; Ally Dickman, Everett – Esthetics Model; Marcus Everly, Bedford – Job Skill Demo A; Annastasia Hauze, Everett – Basic Health Care; Olivia Miller, Chestnut Ridge – Nurse Assisting; and Teamworks: Travis Kendall, Bedford; Seth Price , Everett; Mason Cessna, Everett; and Brighton Williams, Everett.
Placewinners were Tyler Foor, Everett, second – Automotive Service Technology; Sarah Webb, third, Chestnut Ridge – Commercial Baking; Bryson Bagley of Bedford, Addison Bagley of Bedford, Makaleh Kiser of Bedford and Liala Ranker of HOPE for Hyndman, third — Health Occupations Knowledge Bowl; Jaelyn Faupel, third, Everett – Medical Terminology; Kayana Swartz, third, Everett — Nail Care, and Lexi Sellers, third, homeschooled, Nail Care Model.
Other participants in the District 7 Competition were Charles Conrad, Everett – Auto Maintenance & Light Repair; Destiny Mills, Everett – Cosmetology; Timothy Costello, Everett – Culinary Arts; Ethan Murphy, Everett – Extemporaneous Speaking; Taylor Barkman, Everett – Job Interview; Brooke Clark, Everett – Medical Math; Priscilla Everly, Bedford – Prepared Speech; Layne Defibaugh, Bedford – Welding.
The following competitors did not compete in District 7 Competition, but they will be going straight to state competition in April: Angie Mullaney, HOPE for Hyndman – Promotional Bulletin Board; Kaitlyn Maliszewski, Everett – Promotional Bulletin Board; Caroline Maliszewski, Everett – Promotional Bulletin Board; Kayla Hinish, Everett – T-Shirt Design; Samantha Yokum, Everett – Pin Design; Hannah Nicodemus, Everett – Building Maintenance; Molly Cessna, Everett – Career Pathways Natural Resources; Kaylee Pittman, Everett – Career Pathways Natural Resources; S. Madison Koontz, Bedford – Career Pathways Natural Resources.
SkillsUSA PA 53rd State Conference will be held on April 15-17 in Hershey.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization that develops employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites.
SkillsUSA is an integral part of approved technical education occupation programs.