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Maplewood Career Center in Ravenna recently hosted an awards ceremony to recognize students who placed in the top three within their classes in the SkillsUSA competitions. SkillsUSA is a program that encourages students to develop their skills and careers through friendly competition.
"I'm proud of each of the students who participated in the SkillsUSA competitions," said Ted Slankard, Maplewood Career Center supervisor. "The competitions allow the students to learn from their classmates and gives them a hands-on opportunity to develop their skills."
During the awards ceremony, the SkillsUSA officers introduced themselves and presented a short video showcasing the students working and competing in all participating programs. They also included some candid photos of the students. After the video, the students were called on the stage to receive a medal.
Applied engineering and machining students who received a medal included juniors Zack Guyette (who was also a regional qualifier) Emily Hickman and Ethan Marek, in tech drafting computer engineering; seniors Jacob Trussel (who was also a state qualifier), Zack Soliday and Kevin Stoffer in manual machining; juniors Ethan Marek, Daniel Kleinhen and Angel Turner in manual machining; seniors Zack Soliday, Jacob Trussel and Kevin Stoffer in CNC milling; and seniors Brandon Goodman (who was a regional silver medalist and state qualifier), Zach Soliday and Jacob Trussel in CNC lathe.
Auto collision technology students recognized included seniors Jared Tatgenhorst (who was also a regional qualifier), Cody Miller and Wesley Lundstorm in automotive refinishing; and juniors Nathan Eckhardt (who was a regional silver medalist and state qualifier), Hailey Carpenter and Jacob Fumich in collision repair.
Auto service technology students awarded included seniors Tyler Adkins, Trevor Putney and Joseph Toth; and juniors Kyle Wilke (who was a regional qualifier), Ben Grant and Miranda Duderstadt.
Carpentry students who received medals included seniors Anthony Sacre (who was a state gold national qualifier), Matt Campisi, Cody Campbell and Courtney Cressman in cabinetry; and seniors Anthony Sacre, Matt Campisi (who was also a regional qualifier) and Courtney Cressman in carpentry.
Cosmetology students recognized included West wing seniors Emily Sears (who was a regional qualifier), Jessica Hand and Faith Drabic in formal up do; East wing seniors Faith Pietrocini (who was a regional bronze winner and state qualifier), Josslyn Haney and Emily Hager in formal up do; West wing juniors Josi Mikel, Jewel Giglio and Dylan Freborg in formal up do; East wing juniors Mikel Fife, Tatiana Hager and Emily Taylor in formal up do; West wing seniors Katie Poole (who was a regional qualifier), Brooke Stoltz and Jessica Hand in make up application; and West wing senior Victoria Andrews in nail care.
Criminal Justice students recognized included seniors Olivia Bogle, Owen Boyes and Justin Waycaster, who were all also regional qualifiers.
Culinary arts students who were recognized included senior students Nicole Hood (who was also a state qualifier), Krystal Willett and Dakota Carte and juniors Jessica Degler, Zachery Leyendecker and Cheyenne Knight.
Dental assisting students who were recognized were seniors Ashlyn Wooldridge (who was a state qualifier), Bobbie Paulat and Elena Mundy.
Electricity students who received medals included seniors Dayne Bates (who was also a regional silver medalist qualifier), Mason Friess and Cade Miskovch in industrial motor control; and juniors Isaac Russell (who was also a regional silver medalist state qualifier), Nash Kreierhoff and Jonathan Burkey.
Graphic communications seniors who were recognized included Emily Masters (who was also a state bronze medalist), Bethany Head and Jacob Kiel-Sells.
Information technology students recognized included seniors John Scalise (who was a state qualifier) and Jonathan Cole in computer programming; senior Joshua Mayle (who was also a regional qualifier) in job interview skills; senior Todd (Anthony) Ervin (who was also a regional qualifier) in information technology services; juniors Michael Moore (who was also a regional qualifier) and Jacob Major in customer service; and junior teams Jacob Major and Brady Jackson (who was also a state qualifier), Andrew Abbuhl and Justin Bloom and David Harris and Austin Boggs in web design.
Masonry students who were recognized included senior Noah Kintz (who was also a state qualifier), juniors George Ballard and Tim Sendling.
Medical assisting students recognized included seniors Dina Dillon, Sara Chandler (who was also a regional qualifier) and Autumn Meadows in medical terminology; juniors Hannah Palmer (who was also a regional qualifier), Tyler Lippert and Carley Kerkhoven in basic healthcare; seniors Autumn Meadows (who was also a state qualifier), Dina Dillion and Ceara Witte in medical assisting; and senior Dina Dillion (who was also a state gold medalist national qualifier), juniors Samantha Guyette and Jacob Michael.
Power equipment mechanics students who were recognized included seniors Clayton Hickman (who was also a state qualifier) and Adam Reed in motorcycles; seniors Joshua Schleef (who was also a state qualifier) and Tyler Glaze in trucks; seniors Robbie Barnett (who was also a state qualifier) and Tristan Francis in PEM; juniors Blake Fumich (who was also a state qualifier) and Nick Yerian in PEM.
Additionally, the following students were recognized for their accomplishments in their school-wide contests. Junior AEM Daniel Kleinhen (who was also a regional qualifier), seniors Colton Ruff PEM and Clayton Hickman PEM in related technical math; and Juniors Tyler Lippert MED (who was also a medical regional qualifier), Austin Boggs IT and David Harris IT in job skills demo.
Robotics computer technology students who were recognized included seniors Nick Feezle (who was also a regional silver medalist), Marcus Arnett and Brandon Polley in computer repair; and juniors Michael Knipper (who was also a state qualifier), Chase Chapman and Haley Kern.
Welding students who were recognized included seniors Dalton Lovejoy (who was also a regional bronze state qualifier) and regional qualifying team Nick Scott, Zachary Griffith and Dakota Whitehead.
"Congratulations to all of the students who competed in the Skills USA competitions this year," said Superintendent Randall Griffith. "This is a great program to develop skills and gain experience outside of the classroom. Maplewood is proud of each of you."
For more information about Maplewood Career Center, visit www.mwood.cc.