skillsSt. George’s Technical High School students Andrew Huhn, Christopher McCullough, Eric Pearlman, Michael Compton

High-school students from across Delaware won top honors in three national Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) competitions this summer, demonstrating their dedication, leadership and skill in pursuit of future technical careers.

More than 320 students and advisors from throughout the state attended national conferences in Louisville, Dallas, and Anaheim last month. Thirty-seven student competitors and 18 school teams from Delaware earned Top 10 honors at these events.

At the 50th annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, Delaware students participated in 62 hands-on, minds-on competitive events that included architectural drafting, cosmetology, technical math and more. SkillsUSA is a CTSO for students interested in pursuing future technical careers.

The following students earned Top Ten SkillsUSA honors:

Place Event Name School
1 Advertising Design Ciara Jacobi Sussex Tech High School
1 Sheet Metal Jonathan Perez Delcastle Tech High School
1 Welding Sculpture Anthony DeAngelis Delcastle Tech High School
2 Automotive Service Technology Shawn Deel Delcastle Tech High School
2 Broadcast News Billy Voges, Kimberly Herrera, Matt Rogers, Zach Zellhart Sussex Tech High School
4 Architectural Drafting Gabe Cox Paul M Hodgson Vo-Tech
4 Electronics Technology Mark Seda POLYTECH High School
5 Automotive Refinishing Technology Lane Metheny POLYTECH High School
5 Cosmetology Guadalupe Gonzalez Sussex Tech High School
6 Customer Service Colton Platzke Sussex Tech High School
7 Building Maintenance Joshua Lowe Delcastle Tech High School
7 Robotics and Automation Technology David Bradley, Eliezer Shahid Sussex Tech High School
8 Aviation Maintenance Technology Bailey Matthews Delcastle Tech High School
8 Early Childhood Education Mallory O’Mara Saint George’s Technical High School
8 Television (Video) Production Abigail Gaunt, MJ Greene Sussex Tech High School
9 Career Pathways – Human Services Brook Santana, Ciarran Grayson, Teron Booker-Parquet Howard High School of Technology
9 Plumbing Nick Beaudet Saint George’s Technical High School
9 Screen Printing Technology Brittany Jennings Delcastle Tech High School
10 Related Technical Math Derek Beachy POLYTECH High School
10 Telecommunications Cabling Benson Huber POLYTECH High School