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Lake Area Tech Students Place at State SkillsUSA Competition

Posted on: May 2, 2024   |   Category: News
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May 2, 2024

WATERTOWN, SD – Students from the Lake Area Technical College SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota State Leadership and Skills Conference competition hosted by Mitchell Technical College in Mitchell, SD. During the competition, students worked against the clock and each other in various trade and leadership skills. Congratulations to the following Lake Area Tech students who placed in their respective categories:

Gold – First Place

Isabele Johnson (Canistota, SD) Law Enforcement; Nick Litterick (Howard, SD) Automotive Refinishing; and Nicolas Taylor (Ottawa, IL) Welding Individual

Silver – Second Place

Chloe Fiedler (Watertown, SD) Collision Repair; Damian Kluckman (Clear Lake, SD) Automotive Refinishing; Hudson Murphy (Huron, SD) Diesel Equipment Tech; Cloe Swanson (Canton, SD) Welding Sculpture; Brycelyn Wolff (Madison, SD) Law Enforcement; and Kadyn Gehrels (Nunda, SD)/Hunter Larson (Baltic, SD)/Keith Scott (Streator, IL) Welding Team Fabrication

Bronze – Third Place

Wyatt Anderson (Watertown, SD) Law Enforcement; Cameron Erlacher (Lemmon, SD) Collision Repair; Eli Maunu (Ellendale, ND) Automotive Refinishing; Eddie Morales (Renville, MN) Welding Individual; Elizabeth Vogt (Miltona, MN) Welding Sculpture; and Ethan Volsen (Wells, MN) Diesel Equipment

All first-place recipients are eligible to advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia, where more than 6,000 career and technical education students will compete. SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in high schools and postsecondary technical colleges.