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LATI Students Place at SkillsUSA Competition

Posted on: April 24, 2014   |   Category: News

WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical College SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota SkillsUSA annual competition. ┬áLake Area Technical College students received 10 first place, 10 second place, and three third place honors. Congratulations to the following students who placed in their respective categories:

First Place:

Branden Thyen (Waverly, SD), Cabinetry; Jordan Spilde (Watertown, SD),  Carpentry; Justin Anderson, (Stockholm, SD), Internetworking; Brandon Carpenter (Dell Rapids, SD), Teamworks B; Andrew Harwood (Crawford, NE), Teamworks B; Jason Keltgen (Watertown, SD), Teamworks B; Scott Moeller (Watertown, SD), Teamworks B; Justin Moes (Kranzburg, SD), Welding Sculpture; Seth Carsten (Kimball, SD), Power Equipment Tech; Tom Hamling (Rapid City, SD), Welding

Second Place:

Josh Sime (Revillo, SD), Cabinetry; Jordan Phibbs (Windom, MN), Carpentry; Cory Anderson, (Watertown, SD), Collision Repair Tech; Justin Bach (Belle Fourche, SD), Diesel Equipment Tech; McKayla Reppe (Clear Lake, SD), Internetworking; Tyler Brandenburger (Florence, SD), Teamworks A; Barak Hauck (Utica, SD), Teamworks A; Jordan Phibbs (Windom, MN), Teamworks A; Adam Schroeder (West Fargo, ND), Teamworks A; Austin Larson (DeSmet, SD), Welding

Third Place:

Lance White (Castlewood, SD), Automotive Service Tech; Kyle Jerzak (Watertown, SD), Cabinetry; Adam Schroeder (West Fargo, ND), Carpentry

All first place recipients are eligible to advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23-27, in Kansas City where more than 6,000 students will compete. SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in high schools and postsecondary technical Colleges. Nationally, SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.