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PROVIDED PHOTO SkillsUSA students from the Keystone Central School District pose for a photo after the 2021-2022 competition.

MILL HALL — Keystone Central School District SkillsUSA students were among 11 schools participating in the SkillsUSA District Competition held at the Pennsylvania College of Technology on February 11.

Of the 17 competitors in the KCSD, three won first-place, 11 second-place, two third-place and one fourth-place medals.

The top performers were: Colby Keen, Automotive Mechanics (second place); Emma Fye, basic health care (second place); Charles Harter, CNC milling specialist (second place); Allison Clausen, Early Childhood Education (second place); Emily Bartlett, Health Professions Portfolio (first place); Jesse Heltman, Precision Machining, (fourth place); Melissa Clymer, Medical Terminology, (third place); Emma Evey, practical nurse, (second place); Rachel Hall, technical drawing, (first place); Lily Hendricks, architectural designer, (first place); Rebecca Muthler, demonstration of professional skills “A,” (second place); Taylor Koch, Job Skill Demonstration Open (second place); Seth Rauch, Related Technical Mathematics, (second place); Emma Walker, t-shirt design (third place); Joe Horger, Team of Three, Automated Manufacturing (second place); Maddox Hockenberry, team of three, automated manufacturing (second place); Tucker Henry, team of three, automated manufacturing (second place).

The students who got first place, as well as other contestants who had a “goodbye” at the district level, will move on to the state contest in Hershey, Pa., April 6-8. Keystone Central is proud to have 10 students qualified to advance to the state competition.

“This year, our SkillsUSA numbers jumped to 80 students, the most in several years,” said CTC director Kurt Lynch. “These students have been through some tough times but still managed to compete at the highest level in the district competition. We have a great student body that is well prepared for their future and showing it in these competitions. luck to all competitors for the next level of competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry partners working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is for middle school, high school, and college/post-secondary students preparing for careers in trades, technical trades, and skilled services. Its mission is to help schools improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of academically-based personal, professional, and technical skills.

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Clifton L. Boyd