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Saint Paul College Students Excel at the 2023 SkillsUSA Competition
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The SkillsUSA Minnesota State Conference was held this past weekend. Over a dozen Saint Paul College students competed with outstanding results, including five gold, five silver, and four bronze winners in nine competitions! This June, the five gold winners advance to the National SkillsUSA conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Congratulations to the following Saint Paul College students who received medals at the Minnesota State SkillsUSA 2022 competition:

First Place Gold Recipients (On to Nationals!)

  • James Bradford for Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Josephine Stenson for Sheet Metal
  • Vivian Hsiao for Culinary Arts
  • Brandon Olson for Facilithon
  • Nathan Haugen, Sade Allison, Brandon Olson, and James Bradford (Team #2) for Quiz Bowl

Second Place Silver Recipients

  • Sebastian Rosales for Sheet Metal
  • Kou Cha for Culinary Arts
  • Nathan Haugen for Job Skill Demo Open
  • Nathan Haugen for Facilithon
  • Ryan Hostad, David Diesslin, Stephen Zapata, and Anthony Durbin (Team #1) for Quiz Bowl

Third Place Bronze Recipients

  • Sade Allison for Cabinetmaking
  • Daniel Marschinke for Culinary Arts
  • Preston Alleman for Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Ryan Hostad for Related Technical Math

I am so proud of our students who competed at the SkillsUSA competition this past week," said Saint Paul College President Deidra Peaslee. "These students represent the best of Saint Paul College, and their achievements are significant. This success would not be possible without our dedicated faculty and SkillsUSA advisors, who coach and inspire our students to earn these remarkable achievements. Great job!

Saint Paul College has a strong history of success at this prestigious event, as illustrated in the 2022 SkillsUSA Competition and 2019 SkillsUSA Competition. Students in the SkillsUSA organization are known for being influential leaders with highly marketable skills.

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About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry workers working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. There are nearly half a million student members in this national organization. Its mission statement is:

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

About SkillsUSA Minnesota

SkillsUSA Minnesota is a Career & Technical Student Organization offered in Minnesota’s school system. The Minnesota Association has provided leadership opportunities to over 250,000 student members since 1967, with an annual membership of over 1,200 students. Business and industry leaders play a vital part in the SkillsUSA program. These leaders ensure that career and technical training programs stay current and meet industry technical standards. They volunteer to speak to students about their industry or job-seeking & keeping skills. These business leaders also design the hands-on skill competitions, provide teacher in-service on new products and equipment, and donate supplies and equipment for student use in the school setting.

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