Students from technical centers around Vermont gathered to compete in the statewide SkillsUSA competition on April 4 and 5.

These industry leadership and skills-based competitions allow students the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned in their studies. The Center for Technology, Essex had 75 students competing in a wide variety of leadership and technical skill competitions. It was a record-breaking year for CTE students taking home medals:

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Customer Service:
Dilaram Temirova – Gold
Ali Al Jarah – Bronze

Technical Drafting:
Brendan McCormack – Gold
Som Dahal – Bronze

Additive Manufacturing:
Team A: Joshua Martelle, Denver Wiederin – Silver
Team B: Joshua McQuinn, Thomas Chasse – Bronze

Commercial Baking:
Catherine MacGillivray – Bronze

Architectural Drafting:
Ryan Catozzi – Gold

T-Shirt Design:
Jimmy Jiang – Gold
Alex Goodman – Bronze

Culinary Arts:
Srijana Dahal – Silver
ThaZin Aye – Bronze

Job Skill Demonstration:
Ethan Karshagen – Gold

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Web Design:
Team A: Alex Goodman, Nolan Moore – Gold

3D Visualization and Animation:
Team A: Haley Fox, Soren Sandblom – Gold
Team B: Donovan Garcia-Buckler, Maliki LaForce – Silver
Team D: Jimmy Jiang, Katelyn Miles – Bronze

Restaurant Service:
Asher Pellett – Gold

Information Technology Services:
Ryan Parker – Gold
Christopher Adkins – Bronze

Dental Assisting:
Cidney Owen – Bronze

Dental Assisting – Postsecondary:
YongJi Wu – Silver
Allison Fitzgerald – Bronze

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Cosmetology:
Kendra Henninger – Gold
Kayla Gevry – Bronze

Chapter Display:
Team B     Johannes Everse, Jessica Bortz, Mercedes Burnham – Gold

Pin Design:
Haley Fox – Gold

Interactive Application & Video Game Development:
Team F: Colton Lambert, Judah Avery – Gold
Team A: Eli Kline, Joshua Carner  – Bronze

Medal winners received tools, prizes and scholarships, and gold medalists qualify for the national competition next month in Louisville, Ky.