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Students Excel at Regional SkillsUSA Competitions

Nine JVS students will be advancing to the State SkillsUSA Competition in Columbus to be held in April. These JVS students earned this honor by receiving top ratings in the North Central Regional SkillsUSA Competition held recently at Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Center (Richfield), Medina County Career Center (Medina) and Ohio Technical College (Cleveland). The JVS students advancing to the next level of the competition are listed by school district below:

AMHERST - Aaron Kukucka, Carpentry senior, received a gold medal on the Teamworks Team Event

BROOKSIDE - Bryson Baldwin, Carpentry senior, received a gold medal on the Teamworks Team Event

ELYRIA - Cassandra Byler-Gunter, Cosmetology junior, received a silver medal in the Cosmetology event; Levi Shawley, Masonry Trades junior, received a gold medal on the Teamworks Team Event

KEYSTONE - Curtis Bacsi, Industrial Electricity junior, received a gold medal on the Teamworks Team Event; John Owen, Carpentry senior, received a gold medal in the Job Skill Demo Open event

MIDVIEW - Jeremy Clay, Collision Repair senior, received a silver medal in Collision Repair Technology

NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Alex Jutte, Carpentry junior, earned a bronze medal in the Carpentry event; Julie Taylor, Collision Repair junior, received a silver medal in the Automotive Refinishing Technology event

In addition, many other students will be traveling to Columbus in their straight-to-state competitive events not held on a regional basis.

SkillsUSA is a career-technical youth club comprised of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure that America has a skilled workforce.