SkillsUSA Team Earns 17 Medals at State; Gets Ready for Nationals

CONGRATULATIONS to our SkillsUSA Team! The hard work from these students and their faculty advisors netted Columbus Technical College seven (7) Gold medals, six (6) Silver, and four (4) Bronze at the statewide competition in Atlanta March 13-15th. Our school advisor, John Lipham was even named the College Advisor of the Year for SkillsUSA in Georgia! The students who earned gold medals will compete on the national stage in Kansas City in June.

Columbus Technical College's health knowledge bowl team picked up the silver.

Columbus Technical College’s health knowledge bowl team picked up the silver.

Medal

Team/Competition Team Members & Advisor
Gold Community Service Shaunte Scott, Gloria Holmes, Swadrick Marshall & Advisor Alicia Anderson
Gold Automotive Refinishing Chris Werner & Advisor Mike Stewart
Gold Cabinet Making James Hollis & Advisors Gordon Unrein and Bob Allen
Gold HVAC Ismael Amin & Advisor Craig Oldenburg
Gold Major Appliance Technology Bryson Norman & Advisor John Lipham
Gold Medical Assisting Pauline Battle & Advisor Leslie Noles
Gold Welding Fabrication Team Billy Hankins, Casey Campbell, Kevin Cleary & Advisors Ronnie McBride, William Cooper, and Daniel Cooper
Silver Health Knowledge Bowl Team Amanda Walker, Alexis Gerber, Lindsey Franklin, Wallace Bagwell & Advisor April Murphy
Silver Automated Manufacturing Team Michael Hobbs, Chris Washington, Deshondre Davis & Advisors Matthew Little and Jeffrey Farless
Silver Auto Collision Repair Justin Mankoff & Advisor Mike Stewart
Silver Dental Assisting Kimberly McClendon & Advisor Sharron Cook
Silver Medical Assisting Bethany Winebrenner & Advisor Leslie Noles
Silver Technical Drafting Nicholas Burns & Advisor Jeffrey Farless
Bronze Automotive Service David Lawrence & Advisor Harley McIntire
Bronze Cabinet Making Anthony Johnson & Advisors Gordon Unrein and Bob Allen
Bronze Mechatronics Team Robert Bass, Austin Smith & Advisor David Bill
Bronze Technical Drafting Michael Sutherland & Advisor Jeffry Farless
Bryson Norman and John Lipham (r). Congratulations to John for being named the Georgia College SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year!

Bryson Norman and John Lipham (r). Congratulations to John for being named the Georgia College SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year!

Chris Washington, David Lawrence, Nicholas Burns, Deshondre Davis and Bethany Winebrenner show off their hardware.

Chris Washington, David Lawrence, Nicholas Burns, Deshondre Davis and Bethany Winebrenner show off their hardware.

Michael Sutherland and his medal!

Michael Sutherland and his medal!

Community service team member Swadrick Marshall sported his gold medal at school on Monday, March 17.

Community service team member Swadrick Marshall sported his gold medal at school on Monday, March 17.

 The SkillsUSA organization is a “partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school, and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).”