Savannah Tech is recognized for excellence at 2022 SkillsUSA Georgia conference

ATLANTA, Ga. – Savannah Technical College was recognized for excellence at the Georgia 2022 SkillsUSA Post-secondary State Conference. 

Savannah Tech Commercial sUAS Drone TeamStudents won medals in 13 competitions: eight gold, four silver, and one bronze. Photos of 2022 SkillsUSA state medalists and honorees may be found on STC’s Facebook page. 

SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization/competition that annually serves more than 395,000 high school, college and post-secondary students–and their instructors–in technical, skilled and service-occupation instructional programs. 

STC Early Childhood Care & Education instructor and SkillsUSA advisor Stephanie Grant was named the Georgia Skills USA Advisor of the year. Grant has been a SkillsUSA advisor at the College for the past four years.  

The College also earned a Chapter of Excellence Level Silver designation. STC Construction Management student Latisha Perkins was elected as a SkillsUSA Georgia State Officer for 2022-23. 

More than 40 students participated in 18 competitions. Eight individuals/teams won gold and will compete in the national SkillsUSA leadership and skills competition in Atlanta this June: 

  • Barbering student Keith Longoria won gold for Barbering; 
  • Industrial Maintenance Systems students Corey Stotler and Tyjuan Maynor won gold for Commercial sUAS Drone (demonstration); 
  • The Community Service team won gold for the second year in a row with teammates: Donna Lowe, Crystal Sapp, and Hunter Matthews 
  • Savannah Film Academy students Joshua Ingram and James Rush, II, won gold for Digital Cinema Production; 
  • Industrial Maintenance Systems student Rylane Wright won gold for Mobile Electronics Installation; 
  • The Occupational Health and Safety (OSHA) team won gold for the second year in a row with teammates from Construction Management: Helen Sande, Lily Darsey and Cristian Veloso; 
  • The Promotional Bulletin Board team won gold with Early Childhood Care & Education teammates: Joyce Carter, Glenda Lippy and Dyneesha Clark; 
  • The Quiz Bowl team won gold with teammates from Industrial Maintenance Systems: Khalil Marrero, Nicholas McDuffee, John Myers, Destin Cramer, Otis Williams, II, Jeremy Lanier, and Stephen Grant 

STC teams or individuals won silver medals in four competitions: 

  • Early Childhood Care & Education student Johneshia Fuller-Johnson won silver in the Customer Service competition; 
  • Early Childhood Care & Education student Quanesha Moolenaar won silver for Early Childhood Education; 
  • Electrical Technology student Steven Calvert won silver for Electrical Construction Wiring; 
  • Savannah Film Academy students Joseph D’Addio and Alex Payne won silver for Television (Video) Production; 

Early Childhood Care & Education student Chelsey Fleming won bronze for Early Childhood Education. 

#2235 | March 4, 2022
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