LCTI students compete, win at SkillsUSA competition

Four LCTI students compete in the TeamWorks contest during the 2023 SkillsUSA District 11 Championships.

LCTI students Nicholas Borsevich, Austin Derr, Jonas Geiger and Orion Naydyhor participate in the SkillsUSA District 11 Championships TeamWorks contest on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at the Allentown Fairgrounds’ Agri-Plex.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students racked up three dozen top-three finishes Thursday (Jan. 26, 2023) at the annual SkillsUSA District 11 Championships.

In its 37th year, the event drew hundreds of competitors from Bucks, Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton County career and technical schools to the Allentown Fairgrounds’ Agri-Plex. Students participated in individual and team contests of technical knowledge and know-how that covered everything from cybersecurity to masonry.

All of the first-place finishers, including 12 from LCTI, qualified to compete April 12-14 at the SkillsUSA state championships in Hershey. Students who placed among the top threewere honored Monday during a virtual ceremony hosted by SkillsUSA Council Executive Director Andy Hammer.

LCTI’s top-three finishers are:

William Allen High School

2nd Place: Josh Evans, CNC Turning Specialist
3rd Place: Joeliz Morales, Nail Care (Team)
1st Place: Anthony Nassar, Extemporaneous Speaking
1st Place: Joshua Trotter, Medical Terminology

Louis E. Dieruff High School

3rd Place: Jacob Dean, Welding Fabrication (Team)
3rd Place: Anashla Fabian-Cuevas, Nail Care (Team)
2nd Place: Laisa Rodriguez, Automotive Refinishing Technology

Catasauqua High School

1st Place: Ethan Armbuster, Technical Computer Applications
3rd Place: Anthonie Hunsicker, Crime Scene Investigation (Team)
3rd Place: Jeremy Lemen, Commercial Baking

Emmaus High School

3rd Place: Shannon Anders, Medical Math
1st Place: Brandon Confer, Welding Fabrication (Team)
2nd Place: Austin Derr, TeamWorks (Team)
1st Place: Mason Digiacomo, Welding Fabrication (Team)
2nd Place: David Hunsicker, Early Childhood Education
3rd Place: Christian Roth, Automobile Maintenance & Light Repair
1st Place: Michael Schmaldinst, Collision Repair Technology
1st Place: Ethan Schmeltzle, Welding Fabrication (Team)
3rd Place: Andrew Taylor, Crime Scene Investigation (Team)

Home School

3rd Place: Brecken Barnhardt, Electrical Construction Wiring
1st Place: Noah Ford, Carpentry
1st Place: Malachi Martin, Automated Manufacturing (Team)

Northern Lehigh High School

1st Place: Brayden Arnold, Motorcycle Service Technology
2nd Place: Tyler Fenstermaker, Welding
1st Place: Alexander Neas, Automated Manufacturing (Team)
3rd Place: Gage Tessitore, Electronics Technology
3rd Place: Jackson VanNorman, Welding Fabrication (Team)

Northwestern Lehigh High School

2nd Place: Olivia Henritzy, Nurse Assisting
2nd Place: Gavin Kline, Precision Machining
1st Place: Broc Lazarus, Automated Manufacturing (Team)
3rd Place: Thomas Tenzycki, CNC Milling Specialist
2nd Place: Cody Utt, CNC Technician

Parkland High School

1st Place: Jaden Barasch, Electrical Construction Wiring
2nd Place: Nicholas Borsevich, TeamWorks (Team)
2nd Place: Logan Eisenhauer, Masonry
2nd Place: Jonas Geiger, TeamWorks (Team)
1st Place: Alyssa Karpuek, Cosmetology
1st Place: Peyton Knowles, Plumbing
3rd Place: Nathan Lopez, Motorcycle Service Technology
2nd Place: Alexandria Miller, Culinary Arts
1st Place: Jaiddie Moreno, Nail Care (Team)
2nd Place: Orion Naydyhor, TeamWorks (Team)
1st Place: Amia Samedi, Nail Care (Team)
3rd Place: Reilly Soares, Restaurant Service
3rd Place: Grace Troutman, Crime Scene Investigation (Team)

Southern Lehigh High School

3rd Place: Carlee Bernd, Welding Fabrication (Team)
3rd Place: Raven Martinez, Culinary Arts
2nd Place: Kayla Myers, Commercial Baking

Whitehall High School

3rd Place: Teagan Crosson, Graphic Communications

Kudos to all of the SkillsUSA competitors and congratulations to LCTI’s medal winners!

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