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ISU College of Technology students take home 20 medals from SkillsUSA conference

April 27, 2009
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University, College of Technology SkillsUSA Chapter members recently returned from the SkillsUSA state leadership and skills conference in Boise. Competitors representing high schools and colleges from throughout the state competed in more than 40 competitions.

ISU SkillsUSA members brought home 20 medals, of which eight are gold.

The following ISU chapter members received high honors at the state competition:


Matt Sherman-Gold

Kyung Jae Park-Gold

Shawn Albano- Silver

James Park-Bronze

Collision Repair

Greg Anderson-Gold

Prepared Speech

Kaitlin McClellan-Gold

Renell Anderson–Silver

Auto Refinishing

Brady Barrera-Gold

Cody Russell-Bronze


Jeremy Brown-Silver

Dustin Sanders-Bronze

Precision Machining

Tim Campbell-Silver

Computer Maintenance

Bill Martin-Gold

Brady Findley-Silver


Taylor Harper-Silver

Jordan VanEvery-Bronze

Extemporaneous Speech

Tanner Mangan-Silver

Job Interview

Travis Moffat-Gold

Jordan VanEvery-Bronze

Job Skill Demo

Bobbie Tipton-Gold

The students who placed gold in their respected competitions will travel to Kansas City, Mo, in June to represent ISU at the national competition.

SkillsUSA is a national organization which provides quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.  It builds and enforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills, emphasizing total quality at work, high ethical standards, superior work skills, life-long education and pride in the dignity of work.  SkillsUSA also promotes an understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.


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