South Central College Students Succeed at Minnesota SkillsUSA Competition    (Photos available at:

South Central College (SCC) students took high honors at the SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference this past weekend. SCC students received 10 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals and 12 Bronze Medals for a total of 31 Medals, the most ever for SCC in the competition. The 36 students participating in this year’s conference came from seven SCC programs: Auto Body and Collision Technology; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Computer Integrated Machining; Mechatronics; Culinary Arts; Graphic Communications and Multimedia Technology.   

The following individuals received 1st Place (Gold), 2nd Place (Silver) and 3rd Place (Bronze) Awards. Those with first place finishes will compete at the national SkillsUSA Conference in Louisville, KY, June 22 - 26.

Auto Body and Collision Technology
Steven Anderson: Collision Repair Technology 2nd Place

Computer Integrated Machining (CIM)
Luke Blakesley: Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 1st Place, CNC Turning Specialist 2nd Place, CNC Technician 3rd Place
Michael Borglum: Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 3rd Place
Matt Drown: Job Skill Demonstration Open 3rd Place, Quiz Bowl 3rd Place
Matt Engelby: Quiz Bowl 3rd Place
Timothy Hoosline: Precision Machining Technology 3rd Place
Patrick Kelly: Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 1st Place, CNC Milling Specialist 2nd Place
Bradford Milliron: Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 1st Place, Job Skill Demonstration Open 1st Place
Erik Nosbisch: CNC Turning Specialist 1st Place, CNC Technician 2nd Place, Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 3rd Place
Alex Schubbe: Automated Manufacturing Technology Team 3rd Place
Anthony Siebert: Quiz Bowl 3rd Place
Robert Ulrich:  Quiz Bowl 3rd Place
Nicholas Zabel: Quiz Bowl 3rd Place

Culinary Arts
Karissa Huxford: Job Skill Demonstration Open 2nd Place

Graphic Communications
Madaline Chateain: T-shirt Design 3rd Place
Hallie Jacobs: Pin Design 1st Place
Alyssa Lynch: T-shirt Design 2nd Place
Katelin Piekkenpol: Advertising Design 2nd Place
Kendra Schleusner: Advertising Design 1st Place, Pin Design 2nd Place

Multimedia Technology
Caleb Curran: Digital Cinema Production Team 1st Place
Dylan DeMarce: Digital Cinema Production Team 1st Place
Mallorie Malenke: Photography 2nd Place
Dan Smith: Photography 1st Place

SCC’s SkillsUSA advisors include: Todd Huxford, Jon Morgan, Christ DeVries, Doug Laven, Jay Winter, Dan Boddy and Wes Taylor.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. On May 8, SkillsUSA will celebrate 50 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.