KCSD CTC steals the show at SkillsUSA State Competition

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KCSD CTC students excel at SkillsUSA Competition

The Keystone Central Career and Technology Center took 25 students to Hershey, PA, for the three day SkillsUSA Conference and State Competition. The event was held at the Hershey Lodge from April 3-5. The event included the opening ceremony, competitions of their trade, industry and college networking, and the anticipated award ceremony on Friday.

The 25 students showcased their skills either individually or as a team. The students represented programs from Childcare (Instructor Mrs. Ashley Brungard), Drafting and Design (Instructor Mr. Frederick Hoy), Health Assisting (Instructor Mrs. Chelsea Grieb) and Precision Machining (Instructor Mr. Jeremy Schneider). The top three place winners would be announced and stand on the podium in front of nearly 2,000 students and advisors. The first place winners have the opportunity to attend the National Conference in Atlanta, GA, from June 24-28.

Keystone Central is proud to announce that four students will be attending the National Conference. “The students represented our school and our community with pride and respect,” said advisor Chelsea Grieb. “As a matter of fact, I had judges and industry professionals give compliments about our students saying they are some of the best in the state.”

Keystone Central did not disappoint on Friday when it came to the awards ceremony. They had a cheering section from multiple families that could be heard even on the recorded event. The high school had multiple classrooms live streaming the event to cheer on their peers and watch them earn top honors and scholarships. Advisor Ashley Brungard added, “I am in awe of our students and their dedication and hard work. They are inspiring and challenging lives through their SkillsUSA projects.”

Below are the place winners:

  • Community Service 1st place (national contender): Ellen Banfill, Emily Everett and Samantha Streator
  • Related Technical math 1st place (national contender): Sofia Dressler
  • CTE demonstration 2nd place: Brooklyn Bechdel
  • Architectural drafting 3rd place: Carter Perry
  • Career Pathways Industrial and engineering technology 3rd place: Caroline Owens, Robbie Andrews and Michael McCullough
  • Career Pathways Human Services 3rd place: Mallori Etters, Chloe Condo and Amelia Young