Sheridan College announced Thursday its own SkillsUSA student team brought home the "Outstanding College Chapter" trophy and its students swept many categories in a competition in Casper earlier this week.
The college's SkillsUSA team is made up of students in the technical education program. Dean of Career and Technical Education, Jed Jensen, said in a media release the performance of Sheridan College's students is a direct reflection on the quality of both instruction and curriculum at the college. Jensen said the competition was fierce, and that the entire college is proud of their accomplishments.
Sheridan College also swept the precision machining Technology Competition. SC student Grant Belton won gold, Nate Powers took silver and Tim Seitz earned bronze. In the welding fabrication competition, Travis Walters, Kyle Swedelius and Sam Costalez took silver.
The first two places in the carpentry competition were claimed by SC's Preston Walters - who took gold - and Jessie Craig who won silver. The gold medal winner in cabinet making was Sheridan College student Dakota Hennigh. And last but not least, Scott Avey took gold in the Technical Drafting Competition, followed by silver-medal winner, Steven Belus.
Gold medal winners will be invited to participate in a national competition that will be held in Kansas City this June.