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SkillsUSA Competition 2020

All six take gold!

Mia Rossi,

Six Northampton Community College (NCC) students competed in the SkillsUSA competition on January 29 at the Lehigh Valley Hotel and Allentown Fairgrounds. They all won first place in their categories and will move on to compete at the state level in April 2020 in Hershey, PA. If they win there, the students will move on to the national level.

SkillsUSA is a national career and technical student organization that educates those involved and offers employable skills to those studying a trade, technical and skilled service occupation. Competitors from NCC, although running unopposed, must pass a minimum of 80% to advance to the state competition. This is where they will run against other post-secondary institutions such as Penn College of Technology and others from across the state.

The list of winners and their majors, followed by the category in which they competed, are as follows:

Alexis Hacker, paralegal - "Prepared Speech" category

Justine Johnson, radiography - "Medical Terminology" category

Sebastian Murcia, criminal justice - "Criminal Justice" category

Jonathan Sarria, fine arts - "Extemporaneous Speaking" category

Keaton Wesley, HVAC/R - "HVAC/R" category

Andrew Zamadics, welding - "Welding" category