Students fare well at SkillsUSA competition

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College Technical & Industrial students earned medals at the Idaho SkillsUSA Championships in Boise last month.  The contest began with a written test and concluded with competition in hands-on skills areas.   

In the Heating, Venting, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) competition, Beau Tippett of Lewiston won a Gold Medal and Chod Evans of Lewiston won Silver.

Tippett will represent Idaho at the national event June 24th through the 29th in Kansas City, MO.  Mark Smith, his advisor and instructor for the LCSC HVAC program, will attend with him. 

In the Automated Manufacturing competition, a three-person event, Cody McCollum of Lewiston, Nick McPherson of Moscow, and David Scott of Moscow all won Silver Medals.

In Automotive Refinishing Braden Erickson of Asotin won Silver and Jeffrey Miller of Weippe won Bronze.

Other Bronze Medal winners at the competition included Mason McCroskey of Clarkston who competed in Internetworking and Troy Lorentz of Cottonwood who won a Bronze in Technical Drafting.

For more information about the competition please contact Mark Smith at MSmith@lcsc.edu or 208.792.2356 or Technical & Industrial Chair Tim Wiggins at twiggins@lcsc.edu or 208.792.2220.