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SFCTC student to compete in national SkillsUSA competition

May 22, 2013

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A State Fair Career and Technology Center (SFCTC) student has qualified to compete at the national SkillsUSA competition June 24-28 in Kansas City.

Austin Rieckoff, Smith-Cotton High School, placed first in carpentry in statewide competition in April at the 2013 Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills conference at Linn State Technical College.

A total of 19 SFCTC students representing seven area high schools placed in the statewide competition. Winners include:

Smith-Cotton High School: Rieckoff, first in carpentry; Courtney Graves, second in vinyl sign making (team competition); Trever Haugen, third in graphic imaging; Ayden Bartley, fifth in electrical construction wiring; Kongmong Lor, sixth in welding; Dylon Motely, seventh in action skills; Brendon Nelson, eighth in precision machining technology; Mike Beach, ninth in automotive service technology; and Trevor Slivkov, 14th in teamworks (team competition)

Smithton High School: Brooklyn Lehman, fourth in graphic imaging sublimation, and Ryley Chapman, 12th in residential wiring technical information

Green Ridge High School: Alexis Roark, 14th in teamworks (team competition), and Jamie Couchman, 16th in nurse assisting

Cole Camp High School: Ezra Feece fifth in precision machining technology; Zane Harmon, 14th in teamworks (team competition); and Ben Schlesselman, second in welding and seventh in welding technical information. Schlesselman also was awarded a scholarship for half tuition to Tulsa Welding School.

Tipton High School: Daniel Frank, 14th in teamworks (team competition)

Northwest High School: Ashley Henderson, second in vinyl sign making (team competition)

Warsaw High School: Byancia Kohler, second in vinyl sign making (team competition)

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Submitted photos.

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