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SC students earn national rankings at SkillsUSA

SHERIDAN — Several Sheridan College technical education students recently received national rankings at the SkillsUSA Championship in Kansas City, Mo.

Grant Belton, a first year student, placed 10th in precision machining, cabinet maker Dakota Hennigh placed 12th in carpentry, Preston Walters took 20th and Scott Avey finished 25th in technical drafting.

“We have much to be pleased with in the work that these gentlemen did,” Dean of Career and Technical Education Jed Jensen said.

“These are national rankings, the competition was fierce and it was truly impressive to be there and witness so many students with such outstanding skills.”

The students were invited to the national competition after bringing home four gold medals and the Outstanding Chapter award from the Wyoming SkillsUSA competition.

“The national competition is an incredible sight, no matter which of the many job skills are on display,” Jensen said. “It was impressive to see 20,000 people at the opening ceremony, all celebrating the work and accomplishments of students.”


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