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PRESS PHOTO BY JENNIFER BODISCHJade Majerich, of Emmaus High School, creates cupcakes at her work station during the cake decorating competition at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships. PRESS PHOTO BY JENNIFER BODISCHJade Majerich, of Emmaus High School, creates cupcakes at her work station during the cake decorating competition at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships.
Students climb the podium in the basic health skills contest at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships. Desiree Nester, a student at Salisbury High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, places first; Caitlynn Lucas, a student at Northwestern Lehigh High School and LCTI, places second and Jenna Corrente, a student at Pocono Mountain West and Monroe Career and Technical Institute, Students climb the podium in the basic health skills contest at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships. Desiree Nester, a student at Salisbury High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, places first; Caitlynn Lucas, a student at Northwestern Lehigh High School and LCTI, places second and Jenna Corrente, a student at Pocono Mountain West and Monroe Career and Technical Institute,
Competitors in the technical computer applications event are Brandon Durrick, a student at Emmaus High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute who earned first place and Andrew Santos-Angelo, a student at William Allen High School and LCTI, who placed third. Competitors in the technical computer applications event are Brandon Durrick, a student at Emmaus High School and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute who earned first place and Andrew Santos-Angelo, a student at William Allen High School and LCTI, who placed third.
PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTSgt. Karl Geschwindt (back to camera) and Det. Chris Gill, both of the Emmaus Police Department, along with South Whitehall Township Police Chief John Christman watch as Madison Browne, of Penn Ridge High School and Upper Bucks County Technical School, handcuffs Brian McLaughlin, a juvenile resource officer with the Upper Saucon Police Department, during competitions Feb PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTSgt. Karl Geschwindt (back to camera) and Det. Chris Gill, both of the Emmaus Police Department, along with South Whitehall Township Police Chief John Christman watch as Madison Browne, of Penn Ridge High School and Upper Bucks County Technical School, handcuffs Brian McLaughlin, a juvenile resource officer with the Upper Saucon Police Department, during competitions Feb

SkillsUSA holds District 11 Championships

Thursday, February 18, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Area students compete and earn honors in annual competition

Students from the East Penn and Salisbury school districts were among the competitors and winners at the District 11 Skills USA Championships held at the Agri-Pex in the Allentown Fairgrounds Feb. 3.

In the annual competition, about 60 students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute faced their peers from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School in more than 50 contests of skill ranging from advertising design to welding.

LCTI students took home 16 gold medals, 19 silver medals and 23 bronze medals.

All of the event’s gold-medal winners will compete in the spring 2016 SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships in Hershey.

LCTI’s 16 gold-medal winners are:

Advertising Design: Madison Xander, Catasauqua High School; Architectural Drafting: Harrison Williams, Parkland High School; Automotive Service Technology: Nicholas Atiyeh, William Allen High School; Basic Health Care Skills: Desiree Nester, Salisbury High School; CNC Milling: Ryan Kuntz, Lehigh Valley Christian High School; CNC Technician: Gavin Mengel, Northwestern Lehigh; CNC Turning: Alejandro Ramos, Southern Lehigh; Commercial Baking: Daria Greb, Emmaus High School; Early Childhood: Cassidy Shupp, Northwestern Lehigh; Graphic Communications: Kenny Pavlick, Emmaus High School; Nail Care: Neilyn Acosta, William Allen High School; Nurse Assisting: Miranda Gunkle, Whitehall High School; Power Equipment Technology: Dylan Berger, Northern Lehigh High School; Precision Machining Technology: Kyle Tretter, Parkland High School; Tech Computer Applications: Brandon Durrick, Emmaus High School and Welding: Nick Baer, Northwestern Lehigh High School.

LCTI’s 19 silver-medal winners are:

Automated Manufacturing Technology: Jacob Baia, Emmaus High School; Automated Manufacturing Technology: Sean Farley, Parkland High School; Automated Manufacturing Technology: Aaron Tweed, Parkland High School; Basic Health Care Skills: Caitlynn Lucas, Northwestern Lehigh High School; Cosmetology: Kasondra Pearson, Parkland High School; Culinary Arts: Samuel Kennerly, Whitehall High School; Diesel Equipment Technology: Dale Kern, Northern Lehigh High School; First Aid/CPR: Alyssa Wygand, Salisbury High School; Graphic Communications: Omar Gonzalez, William Allen High School; Health Knowledge Bowl: Jade Buskirk, Parkland High School; Health Knowledge Bowl: Gabrielle Cooper, Whitehall High School; Health Knowledge Bowl: Carina Demelfy, Emmaus High School; Health Knowledge Bowl: Kaylyn Lightcap, Salisbury High School; Masonry: Abdelmenam Abodshesh, William Allen High School; Medical Math: Bridgette Bolton, Emmaus High School; Medical Terminology: Brittany Miller, Northwestern Lehigh High School; Nurse Assisting: Kylee Sanchez, Northwestern Lehigh High School; Precision Machining Technology: Evan Karpyn, Northwestern Lehigh High School and Restaurant Service: Mckenzie Alvarez, Parkland High School.

LCTI’s 23 bronze-medal winners are:

Automated Manufacturing Technology: Josh Schaffer, Emmaus High School; Automated Manufacturing Technology: Matthew Rice, Parkland High School; Automated Manufacturing Technology: Tanner Rice, Northern Lehigh High School; Automotive Refinishing: Tyler Oswald, Whitehall High School; Automotive Service Specialty: Patrick Williams, Parkland High School; Automotive Service Technology: Ricardo Cruz, Parkland High School; Cake Decorating: Andrew Everett, Parkland High School; Carpentry: Nicholas Mcgaughran, Catasauqua High School; CNC Milling: Jacob Bodony, William Allen High School; CNC Technician: Spencer Werst, Parkland High School; Commercial Baking: Benjamin Steitz, Whitehall High School; Crime Scene Investigation (Team 1): Sunshine Polanco, William Allen High School; Crime Scene Investigation (Team 1): Jenna Valentino, William Allen High School; Crime Scene Investigation (Team 1): Hayley Werkheiser, Salisbury High School; Criminal Justice: Colin Brown, Emmaus High School; Diesel Equipment Technology: William Murphy, Southern Lehigh High School; Electronics Technology: Cade Saugier, Emmaus High School; Industrial Motor Control: Hunter Oberle, Northern Lehigh; Power Equipment Technology: Matthew Moerder, Southern Lehigh High School; Related Technical Math: Christian Kingsley, Catasauqua High School; Tech Computer Applications: Andrew Santos-Angeles, William Allen High School; Technical Drafting: Tyler Alexander, Emmaus High School and Welding: Brandon Bergen, Northwestern Lehigh High School.