CLTCC Students Earn Record 57 Medals in Louisiana SkillsUSA Championships

In a record-setting performance, 57 Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) students earned medals at the Louisiana SkillsUSA Competition, with 21 Gold, 20 Silver and 16 Bronze medals. The 21 Gold Medal winners will
advance to compete in the SkillsUSA National Championships in June. The National Championship is scheduled to take place in Atlanta, GA.

SkillsUSA is a national organization where students, instructors and business and industry partners work together to produce a “highly skilled” American workforce.

“SkillsUSA is an incredible program, and we have seen increased participation from our students every year,” said Chancellor James Sawtelle. “We have grown from a handful of students competing in seven categories in 2019 to 129 students competing in 25 categories this year. To have our students earn 57 medals with 21 advancing to the National SkillsUSA competition is truly remarkable. I’m extremely proud of our students for putting forth the extra effort to further develop their skills and compete to be the best. These results show the positive rewards that can come from hard work and dedication to improving your education and job skills.”

“Regional competition was held in February and March at various CLTCC campuses,” explained CLTCC Director of Student Affairs Meredith Rennier. “Regional winners traditionally compete in the state championships. However, due to COVID-19 health protocols, many of this year’s competitions were held virtually rather than in-person.”

“I am incredibly proud of our CLTCC SkillsUSA students,” said Stephanie Gaspard, student advisor. “With all the adversity they have faced this academic year because of the adjustments we have had to make due to COVID-19, they never lost their focus or dedication and they managed to rise above it all while striving to be the best of the best. It is amazing to see.”

Competition results are as follows:
Architectural Drafting
Gold – Jasmine Washington, Alexandria Campus

Cosmetology
Gold – Tammy Tousaint, Natchitoches Campus
Silver – Emilee Smith, Natchitoches Campus
Bronze – Ariana Jackson, Natchitoches Campus

Customer Service
Gold – Abigail Parham, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Aerionna Lee, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Heather Wesse, Alexandria Campus

Electrical Construction Wiring
Gold – Kory Lear, Alexandria Campus
Silver – John Bercier, Sabine Campus

Extemporaneous Speaking
Gold – Kaye Cummings, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Valencia Standfield, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Heather Wesse, Alexandria Campus

Health Knowledge Bowl
Gold – Ashley Cole, Tyrone Augustine, Uroob Atta, Natasha McNett, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Sabrina Hebert, Daniella Lowry, Kaye Cummings, Brianna Clark, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Kourtnee Parker, Payton Daigrepont, Callie Stroud, Valencia Standfield, Alexandria Campus

HVACR
Silver – Roger Hemion, Alexandria Campus

Job Interview
Gold – Abigail Parham, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Daniella Lowry, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Aerionna Lee, Alexandria Campus

Medical Math
Gold – Natasha McNett, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Kasey Patton, Huey P. Long Campus
Bronze – Antonio Robinson, Alexandria Campus

Medical Terminology
Gold – Cammie Hoover, Ferriday Campus
Silver – Uroob Atta, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Kasey Patton, Huey P. Long Campus

Nursing Assistant
Gold – Sabrina Hebert – Alexandria Campus
Silver – Tyra Liggins, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Karlye Parnell, Alexandria Campus

Practical Nursing
Gold – Callie Stroud, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Ashley Cole, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Payton Daigrepont, Alexandria Campus

Technical Computer Applications
Gold – Evan Jackson, Alexandria Campus

Technical Drafting
Gold – Martha Butts, Alexandria Campus
Silver – Tanner Dauzat, Alexandria Campus

Welding
Gold – Kurt Martin, Ward H. Nash – Avoyelles Campus
Silver – Shedrick James, Alexandria Campus
Bronze – Brady Rome, Lamar Salter Campus

Welding Fabrication
Gold – Jeremy Hunt, Arius Thomas, Nathaniel Ashton, Lamar Salter Campus
Silver – Anthony Oby, Cameron Reviere, Cameron Nicholas, Ward H. Nash – Avoyelles Campus
Bronze – Johnathan Fountain, Terry McGrough Jr, Norman Sepulvado, Sabine Valley Campus

Welding Sculpting
Gold – Shelby Creel, Huey P. Long Campus
Silver – Karlton Davis, Ferriday Campus

Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) is a two-year technical and community college offering associate degrees, technical diplomas, industry certificates, and customized training in more than 20 disciplines to support local workforce development and prepare students for good-paying jobs. CLTCC serves 10 parishes in Central Louisiana through its eight campuses and provides instruction in three state prisons and two federal correctional institutions. For more information, visit http://www.cltcc.edu.


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