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Skills USA State Leadership Competition

NCC Students Take Medals!

From left to right seated: William Feliciano, Natalia Castillo, Vincent Misuraca. From left to right standing: Ed Aponte, Lauren Strong, and Corinne Gray. Northampton Community College was well-represented at the Skills USA State Leadership Conference/Competition, held in Hershey, Pa., from April 8-10.  Seven members attended, with four competing against students from the entire state. Three students placed as medalists:

Gold: Derrick Ramirez - Technical Computer Applications
Silver: Corrine Gray - Technical Drafting
Bronze: William Feliciano - Internetworking

As a gold medal recipient, Ramirez is eligible to compete at the national competition, to be held in June in Louisville, Ky.

The NCC team also included Herberto (Ed) Aponte, who competed in Computer Programming; Vincent Misuraca, co-chair for Courtesy Corps volunteers at the event; Natalia Castillo, Courtesy Corps volunteer; and Lauren Strong, NCC SkillsUSA chapter president, who went along as an observer.

NCC's SkillsUSA chapter was chartered in the Fall of 2013. Students interested in competing at next year's competition should contact Janice Kenyatta ( to get involved. Competition categories relate to majors including, but not limited to: Computer Science, Electronics, CAD, Welding, Automotive, Architecture, Radio/TV, Electrical Construction, Criminal Justice, Culinary, Dental Assistant, Early Childhood, EMS, Communication Design, HVAC, CIT programs, Medical Assistant, Nursing, and Web Development.