Students from Eastern Wyoming College participate in SkillsUSA Competition
April 18, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - The Eastern Wyoming College SkillsUSA team made an excellent showing at the SkillsUSA Competition April 10 - 12 in Casper, WY. The group returned with the High Scoring Chapter trophy for the third year in a row. Casper College came in second.
The students who participated and brought back metals include the following: Leadership Competitions: Extemporaneous Speaking, Matt Lehmitz, 2nd place; Job Interview, Roxanne Steben, 2nd place and 1st place in prepared speech with Tammie Lieurence finishing in 2nd.
Team Event: Opening and Closing Ceremony, Pete Cawiezel, Anna Fahy, Morgan Hetland, Beth Jackson, Heather Kreiling, Sally Mason, and Steben, 1st place.
Technical Competitions: Computer Maintenance, Bill Jauncey, 1st place; Internetworking, Lehmitz, 3rd place; Technical Computer Applications, Hetland, 2nd place; Web Page Design, Team of two Mason and Jed Shenefelt, 1st place;
Welding, Jordan Hypes, 2nd place. Also competing in Welding were Josh Alexander, Kole Kidd, Travis Dunivent, and Jim Ward.
"EWC was represented well by all of the students in attendance. The college level welding competition is very competitive, with over thirty-five contestants form the surrounding community colleges; 2nd place is a great accomplishment for a young man like Jordan Hypes. The other EWC welding competitors also faired well with several top 10 spots and a great display of professionalism for the welding field", stated Russell Pontarolo, Welding Instructor.
In addition, Fahy, Jackson, Kreiling, and Steben were selected to be on the Wyoming SkillsUSA Officer Team for the College Division.
All students who received a gold metal (1st place) are eligible to compete at the National Competition held in Kansas City, MO on June 19-23.
Kristi McGuire, Business/Computer Instructor comments, "We are very proud of these students as they took the time to prepare for the competition and presented themselves professionally. This was noted by several potential students and the competing colleges."
"All the Technology students in attendance did great in all competitions", commented Eugene Porter, Computer Science Instructor. "These students put in a lot of effort and time and EWC couldn't be prouder. We're excited to see where we place at Nationals in June."