SCC, TCA students shine at SkillsUSA

Southeast Community College students took home gold medals in 11 events, silver medals in nine events and bronze medals in five events at the SkillsUSA Nebraska Leadership and Skills Conference held April 13-15 in Grand Island.

Students in The Career Academy, a joint venture between SCC and Lincoln Public Schools, won gold medals in five events, silver in two events and bronze in two events in the high school competition.

Students receiving gold medals are eligible to compete in the National Leadership & Skills Conference June 19-23 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This year saw record state membership (2,133 compared to 1,738 a year ago) and in the number of state competitors as there were more than 1,600, an increase of at least 500 from a year ago.

SCC advisors who attended were Randy Koch, Precision Machining and Automation Technology; James Spann, Diesel Technology-Truck; Lynnette Frey, Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Cayden Riley, Auto Collision Repair Technology; Terry Kuebler, Powersports Technology; Steven Eisenmann, Building Construction Technology; Nathan Breuer and Jeff Ives, Electrical/Electromechanical Technology; and Bonni Riehle, Welding Technology. Riehle also was appointed to serve on the board for SkillsUSA Nebraska Chapter.

SCC and TCA results:

Additive Manufacturing - College/Technical

1st Place - Katlyn Nimtz, Christina Wolfgramm - Southeast Community College- Lincoln

Additive Manufacturing - High School

2nd Place - Cooper Penkava, Alex Brunkhorst- The Career Academy

Baking & Pastry Arts - High School

3rd Place - Joslyn Oglesby - The Career Academy

Cabinetmaking - College/Technical

2nd Place - Cole Hottovy - Southeast Community College-Milford

Carpentry - College/Technical

3rd Place - Kyle Heise - Southeast Community College-Milford

CNC 2 Axis Turning - College/Technical

1st Place - Bryce Stickley, Ogallala - Southeast Community College-Milford

CNC Programmer - College/Technical

1st Place - Cort West, Merna - Southeast Community College-Milford

Computer Programming - College/Technical

2nd Place - Clayton Cronk - Southeast Community College-Milford

Computer Programming - High School

1st Place - AJ Masek - The Career Academy

Career Pathways Showcase, Industrial & Engineering Technology - High School

1st Place - Ella Steensnes, DaVaya Notaro, Preston Nicholls - The Career Academy

Career Pathways Showcase, Natural Resources, Food - High School

1st Place - Corinne Taylor, Katie Wassenmiller, Addie Pope - The Career Academy

Culinary Arts - High School

1st Place - Kenny Tran - The Career Academy

2nd Place - Abby Steele - The Career Academy

Diesel Equipment Technology - College/Technical

2nd Place - Kaden Hevelone, Ogallala - Southeast Community College-Milford

3rd Place - Erik Hultquist - Southeast Community College-Milford

Engineering Technology Design - College/Technical

1st Place - Team A: Ryan Hartsock, San Diego, California; Brett Miller, Hardy; Kolton Ginter, Millard - Southeast Community College-Milford

Job Interview - High School

1st Place - Ella Steensnes -The Career Academy

Job Skill Demonstration A - High School

3rd Place - Sydney Aldrich - The Career Academy

Masonry - College/Technical

1st Place - Drake Schafer, Hampton - Southeast Community College-Milford

2nd Place - Travis Sandberg - Southeast Community College-Milford

Mechatronics - College/Technical

1st Place - Team A: Elijah Hestermann, Lincoln; Coy Johnson, Anselmo - Southeast Community College-Milford

2nd Place - Team B: Zachary Maroon, Nigel Holmes - Southeast Community College-Milford

Motorcycle Service Technology - College/Technical

1st Place - Christian Martinez - Southeast Community College-Milford

2nd Place - Peter Paul - Southeast Community College-Milford

3rd Place - Brook Nielsen - Southeast Community College-Milford

State Only Architectural Blueprint Reading - College/Technical

1st Place - Jeremy Matthews -Southeast Community College-Milford

State Only Precision Machining Technology - College/Technical

1st Place - Bennett Eckhorn, Omaha - Southeast Community College-Milford

2nd Place - Jake Young, Martell - Southeast Community College-Milford

3rd Place - LeDon Hatcliff, Lincoln - Southeast Community College-Milford

State Only Technical Team Problem Solving - College/Technical

2nd Place - Team A: Olivia Swanson, Lincoln; Noah Russell, Nebraska City; Roberto Navas, Grand Island; Josh Russell, Brownville; Clayton Cronk, Weeping Water - Southeast Community College-Milford

TeamWorks- College/Technical

2nd Place - Team B: Adam Neemann, Oakley Hodges, Chappell; Trenton Deshler, Oakley; Zach Hogrefe - Southeast Community College - Milford

Technical Drafting - College/Technical

1st Place - Noah Russell, Nebraska City - Southeast Community College-Milford

Welding - College/Technical

3rd Place - Taren Bantam - Southeast Community College-Lincoln

Welding Sculpture - College/Technical

1st Place - Abi Adamson - Southeast Community College-Lincoln 

Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Marketing & Communications