NWCCD students excel at Wyoming SkillsUSA competitions

(Photo from Sheridan Media files)

Seventeen students from the Northern Wyoming Community College District, which includes Sheridan and Gillette colleges, took 13 medals in recent Wyoming SkillsUSA competition in Casper.

Gillette College was awarded High Point Chapter honors for total medal count. Students and teams who won gold medals at the state competition will compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference that will be held virtually in June.

According to a news release from the district, SkillsUSA prepares America’s high-performance workers and provides quality education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Gillette College students took most of the medals awarded to NWCCD students, including gold, silver and bronze.

Four Sheridan College students took gold medals. Nicholas Larson was awarded gold in manual mill and lathe competition, and the Sheridan College team of Tawny Browning, Walkara Robinson and Jacob Siedel received the gold medal as the automated manufacturing team.

Winners for Gillette College include:

Additive manufacturing – Gregory Locke and Andrew Green, gold medal.

Automated manufacturing – Clancy Ortman, Stuart Harrison and Andrew Green, Team B, silver medal.

Diesel technology – Colter Morris, gold; Rhett Beard, silver; Taylor Jensen, bronze.

Job skill demonstration A – Hannah Smithson, gold; Richard Kimble, silver.

Job skill open – Brett Konst, bronze.

CPR​/first responder – Richard Kimble, gold.

Related technical math – Duane Zmiewski, bronze.

Automated service technology – Colter Morris, bronze.

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