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CVCC SkillsUSA Chapter Claims Several Medals At National Competition

The Catawba Valley Community College SkillsUSA Chapter, took home more than six gold or silver medals during the 2024 National Championships. The SkillsUSA National Championship occurred in Atlanta, GA and ran from June 24 to June 28. Approximately 6,000 students from across the United States attended the conference to compete and display their skills in front of a large panel of judges.

In total, CVCC student competitors took home four gold medals, two silver medals, and several additional high-placing medals. CVCC also received “Gold Chapter of Distinction” for the eighth straight year and received the “Outstanding Chapter” Award for the eleventh year in a row.

Gold medalists included Riley Land, Dyhan Patel, Phiona Patel, & Charlotte Zimmerman (Entrepreneurship); Joselyn Galvan-Garcia, Lauren Land, & Makala Pitman (Outstanding Chapter); and Jessica Frierson, Jennifer Schumacher, & Gracie Zazzi (Promotional Bulletin Board). Silver medalists included Joseph Fullen (Internet of Things) and Ella Ikerd (Screen Printing).

Other top finishes included Rylan Johnson & Jacky Lam (4th place, Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue); Christopher Galan-Duran (5th place, Medical Math); Piper Strong (6th place, Job Skill Demo – Open); Jadon Spencer (6th place, Marine Service Technology); Suzanna Smart (7th place, Pin Design); Stella Hughes (7th place, T-Shirt Design); Lydia Owens (8th place, Photography); Barrett Rhoney (Electrical Construction Wiring); and Xavier Springs (Prepared Speech).

To learn more about SkillsUSA contact Tammy Muller, Executive Director, Strategic Business Partnerships and SkillsUSA, at (828) 327-7000 x4323.