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PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDKatie Walter, executive director, SkillsUSA Council, addresses the students and families at the annual SkillsUSA awards ceremony held at Parkland High School Feb. 1. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY LOU WHEELANDKatie Walter, executive director, SkillsUSA Council, addresses the students and families at the annual SkillsUSA awards ceremony held at Parkland High School Feb. 1. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
First place in automated manufacturing technology is awarded to Jacob Baia, of Emmaus High School, second place to Andrew Janowiak, Northwestern Lehigh High School and third place to Matthew Rice, of Parkland High School. They are all students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography First place in automated manufacturing technology is awarded to Jacob Baia, of Emmaus High School, second place to Andrew Janowiak, Northwestern Lehigh High School and third place to Matthew Rice, of Parkland High School. They are all students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Lehigh Carbon Technical Institute’s Steven Yaich takes third place in cabinetmaking. He is a Southern Lehigh student. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Lehigh Carbon Technical Institute’s Steven Yaich takes third place in cabinetmaking. He is a Southern Lehigh student. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
First place in carpentry is awarded to LCTI student Zaki Al-Bajal. His home school is Salisbury High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography First place in carpentry is awarded to LCTI student Zaki Al-Bajal. His home school is Salisbury High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Dr. Thomas Rushton, executive director, LCTI, encourages audience members to use the flashlight function on their smartphones to light the way for the future. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Dr. Thomas Rushton, executive director, LCTI, encourages audience members to use the flashlight function on their smartphones to light the way for the future. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
In the technical computer applications competition, first place is awarded to Brandon Durrick, LCTI, of Emmaus High School and second place is awarded to Cory Brunner, LCTI, of Salisbury High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography In the technical computer applications competition, first place is awarded to Brandon Durrick, LCTI, of Emmaus High School and second place is awarded to Cory Brunner, LCTI, of Salisbury High School. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

SkillsUSA Council holds award presentation

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Over 400 students from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Colonial Academy, Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Monroe Career and Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions at the Agri-Plex in Allentown Feb. 1.

An awards program was held Feb. 1 at Parkland High School to present medals to the winners. The gold medal winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey in April.

This year, SkillsUSA Council is partnering with post-secondary educational institutions and area businesses to award over $167,000 in scholarships and prizes to the medalists of eight competitions.

The following students took first, second or third place in the East Penn and Salisbury areas:

•Automated Manufacturing Technology, first place: Jacob Baia, LCTI, Emmaus High School

•Basic Health Care Skills, first place: Desiree Nester, LCTI, Salisbury High School

•Carpentry, first place: Zaki Al-Bajali, LCTI, Salisbury High School

•Criminal Justice, first place: Colin Brown, LCTI, Emmaus High School

•Technical Computer Applications, first place: Brandon Durrick, LCTI, Emmaus High School; second place: Cory Brunner, LCTI, Salisbury High School

•Technical Drafting, first place: Dustin Kramer, LCTI, Salisbury High School; third place: Alex Ortiz, LCTI, Southern Lehigh High School

•Automotive Service Technology, second place: Jonathan Bersier, LCTI, Emmaus High School

•Electronics Technology, second place: John Kochenberger, LCTI, Salisbury High School

•First Aid/CPR, second place: Alyssa Wygand, LCTI, Salisbury High School

•Cabinetmaking, third place: Steven Yaich, LCTI, Southern Lehigh High School

•Web design, third place, Jeffrey Reed, LCTI, Emmaus High School.