Students in South Central College’s Arts & Communications programs of Graphic Communications and Multimedia Technology received numerous awards at this year’s Minnesota SkillsUSA State Conference held March 31 - April 2. Those who took 1st Place at the State Competition will compete at the National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 19 - 24.

Digital Cinema Production (team category)
Abby Cherney (from Mankato) and Reva Strunk (from Janesville): 1st Place
Austin Oropeza (from St. James) and Austin Swain (from Lino Lakes): 2nd Place


Promotional Bulletin Board (team category)
Erin Bias (from Alden), Alyssa Lynch (from Waseca) and Alexis McCarthy (from LeCenter-Cleveland): 1st Place


Job Skills Open (individual category)
Eli Hastings (from Coon Rapids): 1st Place


Pin Design (individual category)
Jacob Seedenburg (from Mankato): 2nd Place
Alyssa Lynch (from Waseca): 3rd Place

Photography (individual category)
Jacob Seedenburg (from Mankato): 2nd Place


T-shirt Design (individual category)
Jacob Seedenburg (from Mankato): 3rd Place

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. Last year, SkillsUSA will celebrated years of developing world-class workers and responsible American citizens. Over the course of those five decades, this career and technical student organization has served nearly 12 million annual members, helping each one develop the technical skills required for a successful career and the leadership skills that facilitate success in life.