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LATI Students Place at State SkillsUSA Competition

Posted on: May 4, 2016   |   Category: News

WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical College SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota State Leadership and Skills Conference competition held on the campus of Lake Area Technical College.  Congratulations to the following Lake Area Technical College students who placed in their respective categories:

First Place:

Chance Britain (Hot Springs, SD) Welding Fabrication; Justin Brunick (Watertown, SD) Urban Search and Rescue; Brett Gartner (Interior, SD) Welding Sculpture; Matthew Harty (Aberdeen, SD) Cabinet Making; Dylan Hill (Onida, SD) Welding; Wyatt Holmstrom (Castlewood, SD) Welding Fabrication; Ryan Homan (Beardsley, MN) Practical Nursing; Kaitlin Janssen (South Shore, SD) Internetworking; Daniel Kallemeyn (Lake Benton, MN) Welding Fabrication; Joshua Lamb (Onida, SD) Automotive Service Technology; Laura Mcvey (Watertown, SD) CNC Milling Specialist; Tyrel Minor (Brookings, SD) Crime Scene Investigation; Christian Olson (Huron, SD) Crime Scene Investigation; Steven Remington (Black Hawk, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Elex Rust (Lake Norden, SD) Carpentry; Jerred Schreur (Sioux Falls, SD) Crime Scene Investigation; Mason Sheehan (Watertown, SD) Urban Search and Rescue; Amberiah Smith (Woonsocket, SD) Esthetics; Zyler Thompson (Watertown, SD) Cosmetology; and Jesse Thorne (Huron, SD) Criminal Justice

Second Place:

Jarrod Boll (Ward, SD) Carpentry; Alexis Buysse (Tracy, MN) Crime Scene Investigation; Trevor Dietrich (Flandreau, SD) Collision Repair Technology; John Heupel (Sioux Falls, SD) Cabinetmaking; Allie Hilgemann (Eureka, SD) Crime Scene Investigation; Christopher Kliegel (Watertown, SD) Internetworking; Heidi Lunders (Roscoe, SD) Welding Sculpture; Alex Maltaverne (Tea, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Whitney Schaack (Henry, SD), Cosmetology; Darian Whitlock (Watertown, SD) Crime Scene Investigation; and Shane Yost (Madison, SD) Criminal Justice

 Third Place:

William Benson (Sisseton, SD) Internetworking; Makenna Boss (Faulkton, SD) Cosmetology; Brandon Jensen (Blue Earth, MN) Collision Repair Technology; Will Leitheiser (Emery, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Riley Potter (Faulkton, SD) Carpentry; Lee Stuessi (Beresford, SD) Automotive Refinishing Technology; and Tyler Varns (Watertown, SD) Criminal Justice

All first place recipients are eligible to advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 20-24 in Louisville, KY, 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.