Gwinnett Tech Students Earn 41 Medals at State SkillsUSA Competition

GWINNETT - Gwinnett Technical College students had an exceptional showing at SkillsUSA, Georgia’s Post Secondary State Leadership & Skills Conference hosted March 21-23, 2019 at the Georgia International Convention Center. Of the 67 Gwinnett Tech students who competed, 41 competition medals were earned; 23 gold, 13 silver and five bronze.

Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Technical College shares, “The success of these students proves they are ready to excel and compete in a global workforce.” 

The Gwinnett Tech 2019 award winners were:

Gold Medalists:

  • Juan Badillo, Speech
  • Abigale Baluta, Allison Dooling, Juan Islas, Ashley Palomino, Justin Perez, Jacqueline Sisley, Madison Thorpe, Mikale Yoftahe, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
  • Josefina Bustos, Extemporaneous Speech
  • Tyler Butler, Prepared Speech
  • Jonathan Kirkland, Medical Terminology
  • Seo Jun Cho, Samuel Miller, Web Design
  • Charles Lee, Medical Math
  • Harry Loukidis, Related Technical Math
  • Ben Nguyen, Matthew Royal, Jared Salzinger, David Tyler, Health Knowledge Bowl
  • Franklin Scoggs, Diesel Equipment Technology
  • Marla Stinson, Technical Computer Applications
  • Jamie Spaar, Photography

Silver Medalists:

  • Thomas Austin, Judith Crouch, Renee Harvey, Imani Hickman, Tina Kennedy, Monica Kim, Quiz Bowl
  • Bryce Balke, Automotive Service Technology
  • Virlle Douglas, Restaurant Services
  • Jessica Dukharan, Prepared Speech
  • Dieu Ngo, First Aid/CPR
  • Sarah Pritchard, Related Technical Math
  • Chisthoian Rodriguez, Internetworking
  • Karlie Wilkerson, Pin Design

Bronze Medalists:

  • Jorge Bartra, Related Technical Math
  • Tony Hua, T-Shirt Design
  • Mariam Jaser, Extemporaneous Speech
  • Kokou Koudri, Medical Math
  • Irene Nunez, Criminal Justice

SkillsUSA contests begin locally and continue through state and national levels. State Gold Medalists now have the opportunity to compete in the SkillsUSA 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY June 24-28, 2019. The National SkillsUSA Championships showcase the skills of post-secondary students through hands-on competitions in leadership, health occupations, trades/industry and technical contests. More than 16,000 students, teachers and business partners participated in the weeklong national competition.

For more information, visit GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.