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Coastal Pines Students Win at Skills USA State Competition

April 11, 2016 05:11 PM

2016 CPTC SkillsUSA competitors posing togetherCoastal Pines Technical College was well represented in Atlanta recently when 40 CPTC students participated in the 2016 SkillsUSA State Competition.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to improve America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.   Skills USA competitions are a great opportunity for students sharpen their skills as they prepare to compete.

Of the 40 participating, 19 CPTC students won medals.  Twelve students, who placed first and earned gold medals, will now represent Georgia at the SkillsUSA National Competition that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky June 20-24th.   Thank you to all the students for their hard work and determination; and to the staff and faculty who attended with the students and encouraged them as they competed. 

The first place gold medals were Sara Cross, Laura Wall and Ernest Phillips in Community Service Project; Brent Berry in Electronics Technology; Sherry Burnham, Leah Gardener, Trey Nix and Toni Lewis in Health Knowledge Bowl; Erika Friese in Medical Math; Chris Seawall, Dawson Hickey and Frank Larkin in Occupational Health.

Those winning second place silver medals were Josh Sears in Telecommunications Cabling; Derek Briggs in CNC Milling Specialist; Harlee Lee in Customer Service; Thomas Sweeting in Job Skills Demonstration Open; Rueben Dozier and Ronnie Kevin Beckner in Mechatronics.

And bringing home the third place bronze medal was Dennis Lemley in Extemporaneous Speaking.

Other CPTC students competing at the event were Michelle Krause, Chrissa James, Caleb Rooks, Robert Mayton, Antonia Riddle, Marie Hickox, Olivia Nagel, Jay Butler, Brannen G. Hendrix, Brittany Bennett, Leticia Oehlke and Irma Porras.

CPTC Student Activities Director Stephanie Roberts said the students did a great job representing our college and gained valuable experience that will help them throughout their lives.


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