SkillsUSA Team from Eastern Wyoming College Competes at Nationals in Kansas City
June 26, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - This past week the SkillsUSA team attended the National Competition in Kansas City, MO. Four students from EWC competed in this competition.
Roxanne Steben competed in Prepared Speech and was the first student from EWC to make it to the final round in a leadership event. The top three students were awarded medals with Steben placing in 4th. "She is a powerful speaker and did an excellent job representing EWC and Wyoming," commented Kristi McGuire, SkillsUSA Advisor.
Bill Jauncey competed in Computer Maintenance placing 11th in the nation. He took the Comptia A+ Hardware exam at the competition and successfully became certified.
Sally Mason and Jed Shenefelt competed as a team in Web Design and placed 10th. They developed a very nice Web site and found competition to be very strong. Mason is a returning student and is anxious to improve her skills and return next year.
Also attending were Pete Cawiezel and Heather Kreiling who are State Officers. They were actively involved as Delegates for the state and successfully helped the college and high school National officer candidates become elected.
Finally, McGuire and her students participated in the Community Service Project while in Kansas City. They were on a team that worked with Habitat for Humanity. In six hours they built the walls for a three bedroom, two bath house that will be shipped with nine other homes to the victims of the hurricanes. The project was called Homes from the Heartland.
"As President of Eastern Wyoming College, I am pleased with the performance of our students in a competitive environment and in a cooperative environment! Certainly these are excellent qualities exhibited by our students and by their instructor Kristi McGuire," commented Jack Bottenfield, President of EWC.
SkillsUSA is a professional organization for students in technical, skilled and service occupations. It focuses on leadership, citizenship, and character development. The Club offers EWC student's special opportunities to further enhance their schooling and skill through activities, trips, and competitions at the local, state, and national level.