Savannah Tech’s Team Wins Awards for 2013 SkillsUSA Georgia Competition

#1352 | April 3, 2013

College wins three gold, two silver and four bronze medals

SAVANNAH –Savannah Technical College students won nine gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2013 SkillsUSA Postsecondary State Conference, held March 21-23 at the Georgia International Convention ad Atlanta Technical College.

Savannah Tech students brought home three gold medals (first place): Marquisha Session, Nichelle Cruz and Christopher McLendon (Chapter Display); Amanda Allen (Technical Computer Application); and Shondai Dunbar (Nursing Assisting).

LeAndra Ortiz (Technical computer Applications) and Shannon Marsh (Early Childhood Education) won silver medals or second place. There were four championship categories in which students won bronze medals or third place: David Jackson, Richard Lamb, Rodolfo Hille, Amara Kone and Fergus Kelley (Quiz Bowl); Joseph Rowlett (Automotive Finishing); Amber Wasson (Architectural Drafting); and Alma Dixon and Davie Kennard (Website Design).

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.

More than 500 college students take part in the state competition. Savannah Tech’s gold winners in each category will move on to compete on a national level at the 49th Annual National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 23-27, 2013, in Kansas City, Mo.

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.


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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 Professional Services, 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 associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (