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Midland dual credit students rack up 11 medals at SKILLS USA competition

Midland dual credit students rack up 11 medals at SkillsUSA competition

Nine Midland High and Legacy High students who are enrolled in dual credit Diesel Technology and Energy Technology programs at Midland College earned 11 medals at a SkillsUSA district conference in San Angelo on Feb. 24-25.

SkillsUSA partners students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, preparing young people for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

The students competing in the recent district conference earned 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals. They include:

Diesel Technology Students

  • Wyatt Ahlstrand– 1st place – Diesel, 1st place – Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair, 3rd place – ¬†Automotive Tool Identification
  • Colin Koonce-2nd place – Diesel
  • Rhett Pierce– ¬†3rd place – Diesel

Energy Technology Students

  • Jayden Villa– 1st place – Mechatronics
  • Jayson Watkins– 1st place – Mechatronics
  • Joshua Bygrave– 2nd place – Mechatronics
  • Frederick Graves– 2nd place – Mechatronics
  • Carter Hubbard –¬†3rd place – Mechatronics
  • Isaiah Conde– 3rd place – Mechatronics

Eight students will represent the district and Midland College at the state contest in Corpus Christi later in the spring, according to Midland College. These include six Gold and Silver (1st and 2nd place) medalists and two additional students competing in Automotive Tool Identification.

Check out the video to learn more about SkillsUSA.