Sixteen Bismarck State College students received medals or honorable mention during the North Dakota SkillsUSA Conference held this spring at BSC.
More than 625 high school and college students, 50 advisors and 150 industry representatives were on campus competing in and judging 44 contest areas.
BSC received first place awards in advertising design, automotive service technology, automotive refinishing technology, carpentry, collision repair technology, computer maintenance technology, photography, and promotional bulletin board.
Advertising Design: 1st Place - Ben Jyring, 2nd Place - Michelle Flesness, 3rd Place - Kayla Sorby. Computer Maintenance Technology: 1st Place - Dom Marks. Internetworking: 2nd Place - Joe Haaland. Photography: 1st Place - Danell Straub. Promotional Bulletin Board: 1st Place - Nelly Straub and Ethan Arlien.
Automotive Refinishing Technology: 1st Place - Jennifer Boehm; 2nd Place - James Wilson. Automotive Service Technology: 1st Place - Dan Goldade, 2nd Place - Jeff Wuitschick. Honorable Mention - Nathan Mundahl. Collision Repair Technology: 1st Place - Eli Fix, 2nd Place - Eli Dolajak. Carpentry: 1st Place - Breighton Engelhart.
About SkillsUSA SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its mission is to help members become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. The organization has 13,000 chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA - North Dakota is supported by the state Department of Career and Technical Education.
About Bismarck State College Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.