21 QCHS students earn medals in SkillsUSA events

Fourteen QCHS students advance to states with Gold Medal performances in District 11 technical and leadership competition.
Posted on 02/08/2022
QCHS senior Thane Goetz captured the Gold Medal in the CNC Technician category. By Gary Weckselblatt

Twenty-one Quakertown Community High School students earned medals at the SkillsUSA District 11 competition in Allentown on Friday, February 4. Fourteen of the students finished in first place. Those Gold Medal winners advance to the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in Hershey on April 6.

These students all attend the Upper Bucks County Technical School with fellow students from Palisades and Pennridge. In the SkillsUSA competition, they faced off against Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Monroe Career & Technical Institute, and Colonial Academy in 30 technical and leadership competitions.

Twenty-three students from UBCTS placed first, including 14 from QCHS, which also had five second-place medalists and two third-place medalists.

Here is the list of Quakertown medalists:

First place
Julia Kemmerer, senior, Automotive Refinishing Technology
Austin Chantelau, junior, Carpentry
Thane Goetz, senior, CNC Technician
Vincent Sturdevant, junior, CNC Turning Specialist
Jayson Halteman, junior, Diesel Equipment Technology
Tylain Rotenberger, junior, Job Skill Demonstration A
Emelyn Muhr, junior, Medical Terminology
Rebecca Kadlecik, junior, Esthetics
Claire Wadsworth, junior, Esthetics Model
Jacob Bawden, senior, Automated Manufacturing Team
Brayden Ristine, sophomore, Automated Manufacturing Team
Marley Guise, junior, Crime Scene Investigation
Isabel McCarty, sophomore, Health Knowledge Bowl
Madison Nelson, sophomore, Health Knowledge Bowl

Second place
Alexandra Blum, senior, Cosmetology
Logan Baker, senior, Customer Service
Sara Beebe, sophomore, Industrial Motor Control
Cody Geissinger, junior, Power Equipment Technology
Colby Landis, sophomore, Team Works

Third place
Dylan Engelhardt, sophomore, Action Skills
Richard Slifer, sophomore, Power Equipment Technology

Gary Weckselblatt, QCSD Director of Communications, writes about the people and the programs that impact the Quakertown Community School District. He can be reached at 215-529-2028 or [email protected]
UBCTS medal winners at the 2022 SkillsUSA District 11 competition on February 4th in Allentown.
UBCTS medal winners at the 2022 SkillsUSA District 11 competition on February 4th in Allentown.
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