Six Williamson students competed at the SkillsUSA national competition June 23-29 in Kansas City. Though no medals were won, Dan Hiltebeitel, masonry instructor and SkillsUSA adviser, said the students were all very competitive.
“We went to Kansas City with high hopes of winning medals and the students were all well prepared for the competition, but we came up short. The students were very competitive and represented Williamson well in the competitions and in their behavior. They have nothing to be embarrassed about. It is an honor to make it to nationals; this means you won first place at local, district, and state level competitions.”
He added that the students could not compete at the national level without the help of the instructors who accompany the students: Ken Nelson, carpentry instructor; Carmen Martella, machine tool technology instructor; and Jim Schell, power plant technology instructor.
The students who competed are: Masonry — Eric Schreiber 1W3, construction technology-masonry; Carpentry — Nick Stewart 1W4 (pictured), construction technology-carpentry; Job Interview — Frank Staff, 1W3, machine tool technology; and Automated Manufacturing — machine tool technology seniors Kendrick Stradley, Nate Lemmon, and Jeff Tralewski.]]>