WATERTOWN, SD - Students from the Lake Area Technical Institute SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the South Dakota SkillsUSA annual competition held on the campus of Lake Area Tech. Congratulations to the following Lake Area Tech students who placed in their respective categories:
Ethan Szilvasi (Pierre, SD) Automotive Refinishing; Josh Sime (Revillo, SD) Cabinetmaking; Adam Schroeder (West Fargo, ND) Carpentry; Chris Waldner (Watertown, SD) Collision Repair; Colin Buckley (Kapolei, HI) Computer Programming; Alicyn Jungwirth (Athol, SD) Cosmetology; Jerred Schreur (Sioux Falls, SD) Criminal Justice; Michelle Pederson (Watertown, SD) Customer Service: Thomas Weisgram (Aberdeen, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Derrick Gutormson (Watertown, SD) and Isaac Weseloh (Pflugerville, TX) Team A – Digital Cinema Production; Audra Arampatzis (Aberdeen, SD) Esthetics; Shawna Conrad (Brookings, SD) Extemporaneous Speaking; Dylan Hanten (Goodwin, SD) Internetworking; Shawna Conrad (Brookings, SD) Job Interview; Darin Homola (Watertown, SD) Welding; Patrick Aeschbacher (Winner, SD), Sam Aeschbacher (Winner, SD), and Jacob Erickson (Brookings, SD) Team B – Welding Fabrication; and Alex Schaffer (Kimball, SD) Welding Sculpture
Bradley Eichmann (Winfred, SD) Automotive Service Technology; Austin Krieger (Sisseton, SD) Computer Programming; Amber Powell (Lake Preston, SD) Cosmetology; Alexis Buysse (Tracy, MN) Criminal Justice; Colter Jones (Rapid City, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Alexander Clelland (Arlington, SD) Information Technology Services; Eric Wise (Watertown, SD) Internetworking; Thomas Hamling (Rapid City, SD) Welding; Lance Sherman (Tea, SD), Mitch Duncan (Sherman, SD), and Ryan Woodring (Tea, SD) Team A – Welding Fabrication; and Jacob Holbrook (Marshall, MN) Welding Sculpture
Kirsten Webskowski (Marshall, MN) Cosmetology; Zachari Meyer (Watertown, SD) Criminal Justice; Kira Tschetter (Tulare, SD) Customer Service; Lance White (Castlewood, SD) Diesel Equipment Technology; Devin Bagaus (Milbank, SD) Internetworking; Thad Barth (Brandon, SD) Welding; and Austin Larson (DeSmet, SD) Welding Sculpture
All first place recipients are eligible to advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 22-26 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 institutes.