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Savannah Tech students win 12 medals at SkillsUSA State conference

Skills USA 2018 Team photo bus

ATLANTA – Savannah Technical College students won medals in 12 competitions at the 2018 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference, held in Atlanta, Ga. More than 500 college students from across the state of Georgia took part in the three-day competition. SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs.

STC Industrial Maintenance Systems students won gold for the second year in a row with a new team, Miguel Gonzales and Robert Griner. Other gold medals include Construction Management student Taylor McMasters (Carpentry); Cosmetology students Rachel Nelson (cosmetology) and Whitney Turnquest (nail care); Automotive Technology student Jonathan Nary (mobile electronics installation); Welding student Erin Klienweber (welding art sculpture); and Practical Nursing student Jannie Jason (nurse assisting).

Three silver medals went to the Quiz Bowl team (Charles Dekle, Andrew Huggins, Victor Delacruz, Bradley Cannon, Anthony Smith, Aaron Rollison, Ian Rowe); Business student Tierra Smith (customer service); and the Health Knowledge Bowl team of practical nursing students (Quinyana Muniz, Martha Trevina, Kimberly Britz, Breana Harris).

Bronze medal winners include Practical Nursing students Justin Ritz (Medical Math) and Stephanie Hahn (CPR First Aid).

Students who won gold at the state competition are eligible to compete in the national competition in Louisville, Ky., June 25-29, 2018 for the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a career and technical student organization that annually serves more than 320,000 high school, college and postsecondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA as the source for employees who exemplify “Champions at Work” in both skills and attitudes. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are SkillsUSA’s core values: integrity, responsibility, citizenship, service and respect.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Technology, Public Service, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry. 

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree, diplomas, and technical certificates of credit. Contact SACSCOC for questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College. All questions about admission, enrollment, job placement, and related matters should be directed to an appropriate office at Savannah Technical College. Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane Decatur, GA 30033-4097, 404-679-4500.

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#1820 | March 30, 2018

Media Contact: Amy Shaffer, APR
912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu