Gillette College Students Excel at SkillsUSA
Some Gillette College SkillsUSA team members pose after the competition in Casper. Front Row: Rhyley Daro, Lane McFerrin, Oscar Flores, Nathan Blazek, Makayla Morris, Jeremiah Oller, Cristian Sanchez, Nestor Parra, Dylan Schiller; Middle Row: Manual Perez, Christopher Marcus; Back Row: Zane Fichter, Colby Uran, Dawson Wilkinson, Tyler Boller, Nicholas Larson, Dylan Hulse, Dustin Dighans, Colin Verbridge
Gillette College students continue to dominate Wyoming SkillsUSA competition.
SkillsUSA prepares students for the workforce by providing experiences in the areas of leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.
For the second year in a row, Gillette College students earned the High Point Chapter Award. With 22 students competing, receiving 13 medals at the state competition in Casper, including five gold, two silver, and two bronze medals in individual competition. In team competition, Gillette College students took home one gold, one silver, and two bronze medals.
“Gillette College career and technical education programs are top notch, and our students’ incredible performance yet again this year demonstrates that,” said Jed Jensen, dean of career and technical education at Gillette College. “We are very proud of all they have accomplished and look forward to building on this momentum at the national competition in June.”
All students who took home gold medals at the state level will go on to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.
- Nathan Blazek in Diesel Technology
- Christopher Marcus in Welding Sculpture
- Colby Uran in Welding
- Cristian Sanchez in Job Skill Demonstration
- Makayla Morris in Prepared Speech
- Noah Williams in Diesel Technology
- Lane McFerrin in Job Interview
- Cody Elliott in Diesel Technology
- Zane Fichter in Manual Machining
- Gold medal in Quiz Bowl: Nathan Blazek, Oscar Flores, Dylan Hulse, Lane McFerrin, and Cristian Sanchez
- Bronze medal in Quiz Bowl: Zane Fichter, Makayla Morris, Jeremiah Oller, Nestor Parra, and Dylan Schiller
- Bronze medal in Automated Manufacturing: Trey Grubl, Kevin Sisti, and Ryan Jones
- Silver Medal in Welding Fabrication: Charles Schuler, Colby Uran, and Dawson Wilkinson