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April 27

April 27, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC students take home honors from Nebraska SkillsUSA Championships

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Students from Metropolitan Community College took home medals in a variety of categories at the annual Nebraska SkillsUSA Championships held in Grand Island, Nebraska. First-place winners advance to the national championships this summer in the annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. This year’s state winners from the College are below, including dual enrollment students.

 

In the Plumbing competition, the gold medalist was Chandler Cannon, Gretna, Nebraska.

 

In the State Only Welding – GTAW competition, the silver medalist was Eythan Strope.

 

In the Team Works competition, the gold medalists were Josh Brown, Evan Horak, Jay Muller and Willy Zeleny.

 

In the Welding Sculpture competition, the gold medalist was Leah Reichwaldt, Plattsmouth, Nebraska, and the bronze medalist was Benjamin Dethlefs. 

 

In the Automotive Service Technology competition, the gold medalist was James Russell and the silver medalist Elmurad Hasanov. 

 

In the Diesel Equipment Technology competition, the gold medalist was Dylan Tomsu and the silver medalist was Omar Diaz.

 

In the Collision Repair Technology competition, the secondary gold medalist was Elliot Buchzister and the bronze medalist was Julio Ramon. The post-secondary gold medalist was Tim Lind, Bellevue, Nebraska, the silver medalist was Kyle Ray and bronze medalist was Anthony Tardivet.

 

In the Photography competition, the gold medalist was Erin Colson, Lincoln, Nebraska, the silver medalist was Edward Moss, Bellevue, Nebraska, and the bronze medalist was Annette Guy.

 

In the Electrical Construction Wiring competition, the gold medalist was Garrett Hahn, Columbus, Nebraska, the silver medalist was Michael Duffy and the bronze medalist was Jeremy Olson.

 

In the Industrial Motor Control competition, the gold medalist was Sylvain Bamogo.

 

In the Automotive Refinishing Technology competition, the secondary silver medalist was Make Hamer. The post-secondary silver medalist was Josh Havolec and the bronze medalist was Michelle Carroll.

 

In the Welding – Post Secondary competition, the post-secondary gold medalist was Patrick Leonhardt and the silver medalist was Cole Benedict.

 

In the Fire Fighting competition, the gold medalist was Lance Paqua, the silver medalist was Caleb Gross-Rhode and the bronze medalist was Colton McCoy.

 

In the Welding High School Finals, the bronze medalist was Eythan Strope.

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.