NDSCS students secure top awards at SkillsUSA Nationals
by NDSCS News
Posted on 7/14/2011
Students from North Dakota State College of Science won the nation's highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) on June 20-24, 2011.
James Prouty of Minot, N.D. and Duane O'Marro, Jr. of Mapleton, N.D. secured second and third place, respectively, in the recent SkillsUSA National Competition held in Kansas City, Mo. Prouty received a silver medal for work in the Motorcycle Service Technology category and O'Marro won a bronze medal for his performance in Power Equipment Technology.
Over 5700 students competed for national recognition in the 47th annual SkillsUSA NLSC in 94 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as electronics, precision machining, public speaking and culinary arts. Contests were run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations and test competencies that are set by industry.