Students representing 15 different program areas at Columbus Technical College did their home school proud at the recent Georgia SkillsUSA competition in Atlanta. The competitors brought home 13 medals during the event held at the International Convention Center in late March. This included four gold medals for first place finishes. Those students will go on to compete at the national level at the Skills competition in Louisville, Kentucky June 19-23.
|Program/Field of Competition||Student Name||Medal Earned|
|Early Childhood Care & Education||Angel Torres||Gold|
|Air Conditioning Technology||Esteban Damian||Gold|
|Major Appliance Technology||Terry Bush||Gold|
|Medical Assisting||Laura Ann Vailonis||
|Additive Manufacturing||Cary Sizelove, Jr.||Silver|
|Extemporaneous Speaking||Jonas Barlow||Silver|
|Welding Fabrication||Rishi Jain, Skyler Oller and Tyler Voorhees||Silver|
|Criminal Justice||Logan Williamson||Silver|
|Medical Assisting||Mary Jones||Bronze|
|T-Shirt Design||Marie Jackson||Bronze|
|Nail Care||Candace Jones|
|Customer Service||Shaunte Scott|
|Medical Math||Samantha Smith|
Congratulations to all students who competed and thanks to their faculty advisors. For a look back at the event in Atlanta, just click here: SkillsUSA Georgia Photo Gallery. To learn more about the SkillsUSA program and how it helps students through hands-on education and training, visit their website.