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Ten Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students won 16 national awards this summer at competitions in which both community college and university-level career and technical students competed.
Five of the wins came from the SkillsUSA competition June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo., and 11 were at the national Phi Beta Lambda competition June 22-25 in Anaheim, Calif.
“Placing first in the nation at both conferences is absolutely unheard of and is quite an accomplishment since we are competing against universities,” Sadie Hebert, MGCCC PBL co-adviser said in a press release. “I am extremely proud of all of our MGCCC students and grateful for the opportunity to participate in these national leadership conferences.
“It is very tough to make it to finals; it takes a lot of effort on the students’ part, as well as the advisers and instructors who help them.”
Winners at SkillsUSA, a national showcase for career and technical students, were Tyler Johnson and Katie Mosteller, first in web design; Benjamin Butler, third in computer maintenance technology; Jessica Smith, second in technical computer applications; and Clifton Freeman, eighth in internetworking.
Winners at PBL, which has a national membership of 250,000 students, were Chelsey Clark and Elizabeth Kluender, first in website design: Ryan Berg, Tyler Johnson and Katie Mosteller, third in website design; Elizabeth Kluender and Alyssa Miller, fourth in desktop publishing; Chelsey Clark and Veronica Graff, seventh in community service project; Ryan Berg and Katie Mosteller, seventh in digital video production.
“This is the second year in a row that we’ve placed first in website design at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference and the third time we’ve won gold in Web Design at SkillsUSA,” Hebert said.
by LEIGHANNE LOCKHART, courtesy sunherald.com