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North Dakota State College of Science students excel at 2012 SkillsUSA contest

Posted on 5/29/2012

North Dakota State College of Science students recently won a number of awards at the 39th Annual North Dakota SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference held at Bismarck State College.

NDSCS competed with over 650 contestants and took the top two positions in six different categories with 28 students placing within the top three. Ten NDSCS students earned an invitation to compete in their respective national contests by achieving gold metals in skills and leadership competitions at the state level. They are qualified to compete at the 48th Annual National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo., on June 23-27.

The NDSCS students receiving gold, silver or bronze medals include:

North Dakota:
Dickinson: Nicole Dowhaniuk: Culinary Arts-1st place
Fargo: Jacob Doele: Welding-1st place
Fargo: Trevor Enger: Welding-3rd place
Fargo: Kelly Olstad: Power Equipment Technology-1st place
Fargo: Brady Snell: Architectural Drafting-2nd place
Jamestown: Cody Dobitz: Plumbing-3rd place
Jamestown: Levi Fettig: Plumbing-1st place
Lincoln: Andrew Fiedler: Diesel Equipment Technology-2nd place
Mapleton: Duane O'Marro Jr.: Motorcycle Service Technology-1st place
Minot: Stephen Buch: Job Skill Demonstration-1st place
Minot: Brent Burkhard: Automotive Service Technology-3rd place
Minot: Cameron Dostert: Welding-2nd place
Minot: Ian Richards: Diesel Equipment Technology-1st place
Mooreton: Robert Lugert: Architectural Drafting-2nd place
Park River: Shawn Beck: Collision Repair Technology-3rd place
Wahpeton: Glenn Hennings: CNC Milling Technology-1st place
Washburn: Cody Thompson: Culinary Arts-2nd place

Delano: Derek Dreger: Marine Service Technology-1st place
Moorhead: Ben Rage: Diesel Technology-3rd place
Ortonville: Jeff Mitchell: Health Knowledge Bowl-1st place
Perham: Isaac Rutten: Precision Machining Technology-1st place

South Dakota:
McIntosh: Ethan Geigle: Electrical Construction Wiring-3rd place

Lancaster: Justin Paulson: CNC Turning Technology-1st place

Aurora: Eric Shuler: Plumbing-2nd place

Jenison: Andy Smith: Automotive Refinishing Technology-3rd place


Gillette: Ethan Barthel: Electrical Construction Wiring-1st place
Moorcroft: Seth Johnson: Electrical Construction Wiring-2nd place

Sri Lanka:
Kandy: Lakshantha Ruwanpathiran: Architectural Drafting-3rd place

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving more than 300,000 students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations, including healthcare. SkillsUSA formerly was known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).

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