Students from EEC Participate in Skills-USA Competition
April 18, 2005
(Torrington, WY) Students from Eastern Wyoming College traveled to Casper, WY on April 11-13 to participate in the SkillsUSA Championship Competition. SkillsUSA is a professional organization for students in technical, skilled and service occupations. It focuses on leadership, citizenship, and character development. The Club offers EWC student's special opportunities to further enhance their schooling and skill through activities, trips, and competitions at the local, state, and national level. The students competed in Leadership events such as Job Interview, Community Service Project, Promotional Bulletin Board, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Customer Service. The Technical events included Technical Computer Applications, Web Authoring, Welding, and Machine Tooling.
Roxie Adams placed 1st in State Pin Design while placing 2nd in the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition teaming up with Tammie Lieurence. Lieurence also placed 1st in Job Interview and 3rd in Customer Service. Jamie Sage-Herdt placed 1st in Customer Service.
In the Web Page Design Competition, Derek Baker placed 3rd. Morgan Hetland placed 1st in Job Skills Demonstration A and finished 2nd in the Technical Computers Applications division. Beth Jackson placed 1st in Photography and Cody Livingston placed 2nd in the Extemporaneous Speaking Competition.
Kristi McGuire, Business and Computer Applications Instructor stated, "All of these students worked hard to get to the competition and were busy while there. They all represented EWC in a positive light. As a full team they came home with the 1st place team trophy in the college division (second year in a row)!"
Chance Pollo placed 1st in the Welding Division. Russell Pontarolo, Welding Instructor comments, "There were 30+ competitors in the college level welding contest for 2005. We were well represented by students with excellent skills, professional attitudes, and great character. Chance Pollo has placed 1st for the third year in a row (once as a high school student and twice with EWC). This more than proves he has the consistency and dedication to weld and win. We also took 4 of the top 10 spots! That reflects well on the skills level of the group as a whole."
All first place winners will be competing at the National Conference in Kansas City, MO from June 20-25.