Northampton Press

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDBethlehem Area Technical-Vocational School students Blaiz Maguire, of Saucon Valley High School, and Justin Dean, of Northampton Area High School, were first- and second-place firefighting winners at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships, held Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTO BY LOU WHEELANDBethlehem Area Technical-Vocational School students Blaiz Maguire, of Saucon Valley High School, and Justin Dean, of Northampton Area High School, were first- and second-place firefighting winners at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships, held Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
PRESS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BODISCHPaige Hoff puts the finishing touches on one of her cooking creations during the culinary arts competition. She earned a second-place award. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography PRESS PHOTOS BY JENNIFER BODISCHPaige Hoff puts the finishing touches on one of her cooking creations during the culinary arts competition. She earned a second-place award. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Matthew Snyder, of NAHS and BAVTS, checks out an automotive part during a test in the automotive service specialization category. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Matthew Snyder, of NAHS and BAVTS, checks out an automotive part during a test in the automotive service specialization category. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Ali Laurent participates in the advertising design category at the district competition. She won third place. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Ali Laurent participates in the advertising design category at the district competition. She won third place. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
BAVTS student Vince Rossi, representing Northampton Area High School, hammers a piece of equipment in the electrical construction wiring category. He won second place in the competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography BAVTS student Vince Rossi, representing Northampton Area High School, hammers a piece of equipment in the electrical construction wiring category. He won second place in the competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Alexandra DaRoja decorates a cake in the cake decorating category at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships Showcase of Skills Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Alexandra DaRoja decorates a cake in the cake decorating category at the District 11 SkillsUSA Championships Showcase of Skills Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex, Allentown Fairgrounds. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
These partners from BAVTS — Ouha (Johnson) Yan, from Saucon Valley High School, and Nathan Marx, from Northampton Area High School — work together during the web design competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography These partners from BAVTS — Ouha (Johnson) Yan, from Saucon Valley High School, and Nathan Marx, from Northampton Area High School — work together during the web design competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography
Tyrus Bahrman, of NAHS and BAVTS, works on a metal box during the industrial motor control category. He won first place at the competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland      Photography Tyrus Bahrman, of NAHS and BAVTS, works on a metal box during the industrial motor control category. He won first place at the competition. Copyright - Lou Wheeland Photography

Students take home medals at SkillsUSA

Monday, March 6, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

On Feb. 1 at Agri-Plex in Allentown, more than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions. This Showcase of Skills provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

District gold medal winners advance to state and potentially national competitions. This year, the SkillsUSA Council partnered with postsecondary educational institutions and area businesses to award more than $167,000 in scholarships and prizes to the medalists of eight competitions.

Following the competition, students and their families gathered at Parkland High School to hear the results of the day’s competitions and, for the winners, to receive their medals. The energy level was high as the students celebrated a great day of competition.

Gold medal winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey in April.

Contestants were from the following area career and technical schools:

Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School (BAVTS)

Career Institute of Technology (CIT)

Colonial Academy (CA)

Lehigh Career & Technical Institute (LCTI)

Monroe Career & Technical Institute (MCTI)

Upper Bucks County Technical School (UBCTS)

BAVTS winners from Northampton Area School District are:

FIRST PLACE

Genna Wetzel, graphic communications

Tyrus Bahrman, industrial motor control

SECOND PLACE

Paige Hoff, culinary arts

Vince Rossi, electrical construction wiring

Justin Dean, firefighting

Kolton Mast, precision machining technology

THIRD PLACE

Ali Laurent, advertising design

Anthony Fronti, CNC milling specialist

Samuel Costenbader, electronics technology

Austin Kern, first aid/CPR

Gabrielle Kowalchuk, job skill demonstration open