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Students Excel at Regional SkillsUSA Competitions

Seven Lorain County JVS students will advance to the State SkillsUSA Competition in Columbus this April 

Four collision repair studentsGracey Crnjak (Avon Lake) smiles with her gold medal from the First Aid/CRP event.

Seven Lorain County JVS students will advance to the State SkillsUSA Competition in Columbus this April. These students earned this opportunity by receiving top ratings in the North Central Regional SkillsUSA Competition.  

Lorain County JVS hosted the regional competition and welcomed students and staff from ten career-technical school districts; Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center, Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Four Cities Compact, Lorain County JVS, Lorain City Schools, Mayfield City Schools Excel TECC, Medina County Career Center, Parma City CTE Schools, Polaris Career Center, and Wayne County Schools Career Center.  

Students competed in sixteen in-house competitions in advertising design, cosmetology, first aid/CPR, medical terminology, photography, welding, and more. 

“The SkillsUSA North Central Regional Competition was a great success,” shared Michelle McClintic, Lorain County JVS SkillsUSA Chapter advisor. “We were excited to host this event for the second straight year, and there was a lot of positive energy throughout the day. We are looking forward to having our students participate in the State competition.”  

Other regional events were held earlier in the month at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, Cuyahoga Community College, and Ohio Technical College. 

Students who advanced to the next level are listed below by their associate school district.  

Maya Blanden, Cosmetology junior, received a bronze medal in the Nail Care competition.  

Avon Lake 
Gracey Crnjak, Allied Health Sciences senior, received a gold medal in the First Aid/CPR event; Alexandra Wagoner, Precision Machine Technology junior, received a silver medal in the CNC Turning event; and Emma Campbell, Digital Media Arts junior, received a silver medal in the Photography event. 

Alexzandra Boyd, Engineering Design Technology senior, received a gold medal in the Architectural Drafting competition.  

Alina Pallens, Cosmetology junior, received a bronze medal as the Nail Care model.  

Kelsey Kovacs, Collision Repair senior, received a silver medal in the Automotive Refinishing competition. 

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

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2023