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June 5

June 5, 2017





Derek Rayment 

Public + Media Relations Manager 



MCC students to travel to national SkillsUSA competition


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will send 25 students to the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. The 53rd annual conference, June 19-23, is a showcase of career and technical education students. The 25 MCC students qualified through the Nebraska competition in Grand Island, Nebraska, earlier this spring. More than 16,000 students are expected to participate. 


MCC students will compete in the following events: 


Audio/Radio Production – Charles Ames, Omaha; Michael Placzek, Elkhorn, Nebraska. 


Automotive Service – James Russell, Omaha.


Collision Repair – Elliot Buchheister, Ralston, Nebraska; Tim Lind, Omaha. 


Construction Wiring – Garrett Hahn, Columbus, Nebraska. 


Diesel – Dylan Tomsu, Gretna, Nebraska.


Digital Cinema Production – Jacob Leach, Omaha; Cris Robinson, Omaha.


Industrial Motor Controls – Sylvain Bamogo, Omaha. 


Photography – Erin Colson, Lincoln, Nebraska.


Plumbing – Chandler Cannon, Gretna, Nebraska.


State Officers – Reggie Dawson, Omaha; Jonathan Rich, Omaha.


Team Works – Josh Brown, Nehawka, Nebraska; Evan Horak, Bellevue, Nebraska; Jay Muller, Omaha; Willy Zeleny, La Vista, Nebraska.


TV Video Production – Carlos Antonio-Vilegas, Omaha; Ulises Orozco, Omaha.


Welding – Patrick Leonhardt, Omaha.


Welding Fabrication – Jacob Jones, Papillion, Nebraska; Dale Norman, Bellevue, Nebraska; Laddie Prucha, Bellevue, Nebraska.


Welding Structure – Leah Reichwaldt, Plattsmouth, Nebraska.


Winners will be announced following the competition. For more information, visit 




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.