Students Win Bronze at National Contest

August 7, 2019

Joni Ransom

The Teamworks Team from Central Community College-Hastings placed third in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which was held June 24-28 in Louisville, Ky.

Team members were: Pedro Nunez of Gibbon; Keenan Lienemann and Jerrod Punchochar, both of Grand Island; and Dakota Franks of Kearney.

Also competing at the national competition were the additive manufacturing team of Mackenzy Nelson of Albion and Dillon Burns of Oxford as well as individual competitors Laurel Bain of Grand Island in masonry and Samantha Ponce-Hernandez of Grand Island in CNC milling.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that provides secondary and post-secondary students in trade, industrial, technical, technology and health occupations with leadership, citizenship and character development programs and activities.