NE Wisconsin students receive SkillsUSA awards

Posted on May 15, 2019 :: Insight on Manufacturing, Web Exclusive.
Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

Northeast Wisconsin students were among the dozens that received awards at the 46th annual SkillsUSA Wisconsin State Leadership and Skills Conference. The event featured nearly 1,800 middle and high school students participating in more than 80 skilled and technical trades competitions.

Those receiving gold awards included:

  • Cal Hammen and Will Vanden Heuvel, Little Chute High School, Additive Manufacturing – High School
  • Andrew Lapinskas, Bay Port High School, Advertising Design – High School
  • Theodore Kretzmann, Fox Valley Technical College, Automotive Service Technology – College
  • Alex Barbin, Oconto Falls High School, Carpentry – High School
  • Mary Athorp, Kaci Halverson and Eden Maranell, Howards Grove Middle School, Chapter Display – Middle School
  • Matt Berry Lakeshore Technical College, CNC Milling Specialist – College
  • Nathan Kelly, Bonduel High School, CNC Milling Specialist – High School
  • Kimberly Klapper, FVTC, Collision Damage Appraisal – College
  • Joshua Duhm, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Collision Repair Technology – College
  • Tyler Wegner, Shawano High School, Collision Repair Technology – High School
  • Ashleigh Brooks, Brandon Raatz and Ryan Richter, Howards Grove High School, Community Service – High School
  • Brandon Deprey, Evan Gilbert and Ariana Klemens, NWTC Crime Scene Investigation – College
  • Drake Feriancek, NWTC, Criminal Justice – College
  • Phillip Lynch, FVTC, Electronics Technology – College
  • Brooke Kelly, Breanna Schnell, Kalleigh Schroeder and Katlin Thompson, Bonduel High School, Entrepreneurship – High School
  • Keylee Floriano, Marinette High School, Extemporaneous Speaking – High School
  • Janelle Fisher, Little Chute High School, Facilithon Challenge – High School
  • Breanna Kluz, Oshkosh North High School, Job Interview – High School
  • Maggie Plouff, Bay Port High School, Photography – High School
  • Michael Weichart, FVTC, Power Equipment Technology – College
  • Kale Jauquet, NWTC, Precision Machining Technology – College
  • Jack Blashka and Derek Teunissen, LTC, Robotics and Automation – College
  • Bailey Bille, NWTC, Technical Drafting – College
  • Ratchanon Mahakijdechachai and Tanner Miller, Kewaunee High School, Urban Search & Rescue – High School
  • Harper Millhiser and Carmen VanDenElzen, Parkview Middle School, Urban Search & Rescue – Middle School
  • Kaden Piechocki, Shiocton High School, Woodworking Display – High School

With nearly 4,000 members in more than 180 chapters, SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Helping each student excel and providing a solution the skills gap, 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.