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Idaho State University students place high at SkillsUSA competitions

Posted July 13, 2009

Idaho State University College of Technology SkillsUSA members recently returned from the 45th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. More than 5,000 outstanding career and technical education students, all state contest winners, participated in hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

Idaho students participated in 11 contests and took 16 medals overall.

Students from the College of Technology received the following awards:

• Matt Sherman, ninth, Aviation Maintenance

• Travis Moffat, 10th, Job Interview

• Brady Barrerra, 10th, Auto Collision Refinishing

• Greg Anderson, fifth, Auto Collision Repair

• Bobbie Tipton, 18th, Job Skill Demonstration

• Kaitlin McClellan, 15th, Prepared Speech

• Bill Martin, 19th, Computer Networking

ISU students participating in the National SkillsUSA competion were in  the top 2 percent nationally among students who competed nationally.

SkillsUSA is a national organization providing quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development, to more than 264,000 high school and college students and professional members, enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.  Representatives of business, industry, labor, and education judged contests in 91 skill and leadership development areas.  

For more information on the SkillsUSA Organization at Idaho State University, please contact Annette Christensen at 282-2622.