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CONGRATULATIONS Excel TECC National Winners!!

The 53rd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference was held in Louisville Kentucky on June 19th-24th. The students of Excel TECC did a magnificent job representing our CTE Consortium as well as the State of Ohio at the 2017 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Championships. Our students were amidst over 6,000 student competitors, all state gold medal champions, representing the top one-percent of all career-technical education students in America including DC and three territories.

-ITP students David Bryson, Max Kotlan and Joshua Jaffe - First Place/Gold Medal
-W-E Cosmetology student Savanna Kubish - Gold Medal
-Welding student Joseph Jarmuszkiewicz - Gold Medal
-CADD students Devon Medsker, Emily Pietrantone and Ryan Previte - National Finalists
-ITP student Dominic Ferrante - National Finalist
-Construction Trades students Kyle Ross, David Gelo and Charlie Cole - 13th place finish
-ITP juniors Max Brinton and Mitchell McLauglin - 21st place finish
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A sincere thank you to all our advisors and supporters: Mr. Eubank, Welding Instructor at NCI, CADD instructor Mr. Schmidt and Construction Trades Instructor Mr. Zinvy as well as Mrs. Roseum of NCI who joined us in Louisville. Also an extra thank you to Mr. Eubank for his assistance with uniforms and transportation.

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  • ITP junior students Max Brinton, and Mitchell McLaughlin placed 21st in Web Design. With nearly 40 teams in the contest, almost all of which were seniors in dedicated two-year Web Design programs. A showing to be proud of and build on for next year.
  • Mr. Zivny's Construction Trades Team; consisting of Kyle Ross, David Gelo, and Charlie Cole finished 13th in the Industrial and Engineering Showcase.
  • ITP Graduate Dominic Ferrante finished 10th in Computer Programming, earning National Finalist recognition.
  • Mr. Schmidt's CADD Team; consisting of Devon Medsker, Emily Pietrantone, and Ryan Previte finished 5th in the Industrial and Engineering Showcase. The CADD team also earned recognition as National Finalists.
  • Mr. Suchy's ITP Team; consisting of David Bryson, Max Kotlan, and Joshua Jaffe earned First Place in the Business and Technology Showcase earning the Gold Medal. This year's team earned the fifth SkillsUSA National Championship for ITP in five appearances at NLSC and are proud to have brought home the "one for the thumb".
  • Savanna Kubish of W-E NCI, earned the 2017 NLSC National Championship Gold Medal in the Customer Service competition.
  • Mr. Eubank's Welding competitor from W-E NCI, Joseph Jarmuszkiewicz earned the 2017 NLSC National Championship earning the Gold Medal.

Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017