Eleven LCTI students medal at SkillsUSA states

Twenty-two students from LCTI traveled to Hershey, Pa. for the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Leadership & Skills Conference.

Eleven Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students won medals in seven contests this week (April 3-5, 2024) at the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Leadership & Skills Conference in Hershey, Pa. Two medalists — Brayden Arnold and Nicholas Krum — struck gold, qualifying to compete at SkillsUSA nationals June 24-28 in Atlanta, Ga.

Arnold, of Northern Lehigh High School, finished first in Motorcycle Service Technology, while Northwestern Lehigh High School’s Krum topped the podium in Heavy Equipment. The boys are students in LCTI’s Small Engines/Recreational Vehicle Repair and Heavy Equipment Operations & Preventive Maintenance programs.

LCTI’s nine other medalists won bronze in the following contests:

Advertising Design

  • Abigail Christman, Advertising Design/Commercial Art
    Northwestern Lehigh High School

Electrical Construction Wiring

  • Jaden Barasch, Electrical Technology
    Parkland High School

Health Knowledge Bowl

  • Riley Knecht, Health & Medical Sciences
    Salisbury High School
  • Finn Santoro, Health & Medical Sciences
    William Allen High School
  • Kendall Swauger, Health & Medical Sciences
    Southern Lehigh High School
  • Joshua Trotter, Health & Medical Sciences
    William Allen High School


  • James Stock, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology
    Northern Lehigh High School
  • William Sterner, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology
    Salisbury High School

Painting & Decorating

  • Melody Baez Martinez, Painting & Design
    William Allen High School

The medalists were among 22 LCTI students who traveled to the state conference, which began on Wednesday. Kudos to all of our competitors and best of luck to the national qualifiers!




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