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Columbus Technical College Team Brings Home SkillsUSA Gold!

July 3, 2007 – The Health Knowledge Bowl Team from Columbus Technical College earned first place bragging rights in the recent National SkillsUSA competition. The competition was held in Kansas City, Missouri June 25-30, 2007. Columbus Technical College Major Appliance Technology student, Keith Evans, won fourth place in his arena.

Health Knowledge Bowl Team members shows off their gold medals
Columbus Technical College’s Health Knowledge Bowl Team members show off their gold medals.  Pictured from left to right: Tonya Cain, Barbara Smallwood, Candice Darling, Holly Cook.

SkillsUSA, formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

Congratulations to all the Columbus Technical College students who represented the State of Georgia in Kansas City! For more information on SkillsUSA, visit

SkillsUSA National Competition Team
Columbus Technical College was well represented at the recent SkillsUSA National Competition.  Front: Tonya Cain, Doretha Hobbs, Holly Cook, Faculty Advisor Amy Sandy. Middle: Faculty Advisor John Lipham, Keith Evans, Barbara Smallwood, Candice Darling.  Back: Kei Yeung, Alan Asmore

The winners from Columbus Technical College are as follows:





Gold – 1st Place!

Tonya Cain, Candice Darling, Holly Cook & Barbara Smallwood

Amy Sandy

Health Knowledge Bowl

4th Place Finalist

Keith Evans

John Lipham

Major Appliance Technology

24th of 42

Kei Yeung

Alan Ashmore

Automotive Service Technology


Doretha Hobbs

Gordon Unrein