Midland College dual credit students win at 2022 SKILLS USA district contest

Midland College dual credit students win at 2022 SKILLS USA district contestMarch 22, 2022

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Students from Legacy High School (LHS) and Midland High School (MHS) who are currently enrolled in Midland College (MC) dual credit Applied Technology courses won in several categories at the 2022 SKILLS USA district contests held on February 25 and 26 in San Angelo, TX. 

These MC dual credit students brought home six gold medals, six silver medals and four bronze medals.  In addition, six MC students placed in the top ten of the Automotive Tool Identification contest.  Gold and silver winners, as well as the six students who placed in the Automotive Tools contest will now compete at the state level. 

Diesel Technology Students 

  • Riley Boren - Gold medals in Diesel and Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Mason Standard - Bronze medal in Diesel, Silver medal in Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair
  • Cayden Ruiz - Silver medal in Diesel 
  • Rhett Pierce - competed in Diesel, Automotive Tool Identification, and Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair 
  • Colin Koonce - competed in Diesel, Automotive Tool Identification, and Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair

Energy Technology Students

  • Jayden Villa  - Gold medals in Mechatronics and Automotive Tool Identification
  • Pedro Rodriguez – Silver medals in Mechatronics and Automotive Tool Identification
  • Jayson Watkins – Gold medal in Mechatronics
  • Ariana Flores -  Bronze medal in Mechatronics
  • Joshua Bygrave – Silver medal in Mechatronics
  • Samuel Gonzalez – Bronze medal in Mechatronics

Automotive Collision & Repair Students

  • Armando Nieto – Gold medal in Auto Refinishing & Blending Paint
  • Austyn Keys – Bronze medal in Auto Refinishing & Blending Paint
  • Colton Golden – Silver medal in Auto Collision Repair & MIG Welding
     

“We are very proud of these students,” said Erick Gutierrez, Midland College Applied Technology associate professor.  “They worked incredibly hard perfecting skills and refining projects.  Their efforts were rewarded at the regional contest, and we look forward to showcasing our students’ tremendous talent and skills at the state competition.”

Photo:  Left to right, Dual credit Applied Technology students Rhett Pierce, Riley Boren, Mason Standard, Cayden Ruiz and Colin Koonce with Erick Gutierrez (far right), Midland College associate professor and SKILLS USA coordinator.

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