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Middle Bucks students thrive at SkillsUSA competition

Three gold medal winners will advance to the national conference in Atlanta

Students from Middle Bucks Institute of Technology competed in 2022 SkillsUSA State Competitions in Hershey. Twenty-four students from MBIT participated and earned a total of 15 medals: three gold medals, six silver medals and six bronze medals.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for trade, industrial and technical education students. It sponsors championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations. Contests are planned by technical committees comprised of labor and management representatives and are designed to test the skills needed for entry-level performance in given occupational fields.

In addition to competitions focusing on technical skills, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership abilities. Leadership development contests include areas concentrating on public speaking, job interviews, business procedure and professionalism.

The gold medal winners will advance to the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in June.

The students who participated are (from L): Jacob Gutkind, Jensen Rudderow, Owen Quimby, Cullen Hussey, Benjamin Jones, Venessa Johnston, Chase VanHorn, Riley Thran, Josh Warnick, Will Loas, Edward Martinez, Abner Yanes, Dary Demchuk and Rob Albor. Missing is Madeline Bidwell.

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