Gillette College students excel at national SkillsUSA


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Gillette College students excel at national SkillsUSA

Several students from Gillette College and the Northern Wyoming Community College District competed at SkillsUSA’s 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference, dedicated to career and technical education students.

More than 6,000 students competed in 99 different events in Kansas City. Gillette College student Karson Mennie took 15th in Diesel Skills. Cody Sanburn finished 21st in Job Skills Demonstration A.

Chandler Christiansen, a student in Campbell County High School’s dual enrollment program with Gillette College, earned 32nd in Precision Machining, Secondary Schools. Christiansen is in the Accelerated Diesel Program.

“We are extremely proud of our students,” said Jed Jensen, Dean of Career and Technical Education at the NWCCD. “They represented our district in a fine manner.”

Students earned the chance to compete at the national level after finishing atop their respective categories at the state competition in Casper in April.

Sheridan College student Grant Belton took eight place in Precision Machining. Kolby Brown earned seventh in Applied Technical Math. Dakota Hennigh finished eighth in Cabinet Making. Preston Walters earned 19th place in Carpentry.


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