Lanier Tech Students shine at SkillsUSA Georgia

April 8, 2021

The Georgia Post-Secondary SkillsUSA awards ceremony was held virtually on April 5, 2021 and our Lanier Tech students preformed exemplary. Lanier Tech SkillsUSA competitors earned 6 Gold Medals, 10 Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals. Lanier Tech was also recognized as 2021 Quality Chapter and 2021 Chapter of Distinction – Gold Level. Additionally, our Firefighting students and our Marine Service Technology students swept the state competition, earning all three medals in their respective competitions. Congratulations to all of our award recipients for your hard work and diligence throughout the competitions.

We congratulate these students for their accomplishment and thank them for exemplifying what a Lanier Technical College education is all about. Thanks also goes to their instructors who invested additional work time to prep their students and coordinate the local competitions. Thank you, instructors!

Lanier Technical College’s SkillsUSA Chapter has long been a shining model for TCSG and this is due to the leadership and vision of Kari Register and the dedication of her entire Student Affairs team. Thank you all for your tireless and excellent efforts.

Again, congratulations and thank you to all who made this a rousing success. Below is the complete list of the awards Lanier Tech students earned. Gold Medal winners will advance to the SkillsUSA national competitions, details given below.

SkillsUSA State Awards

Gold Awards

Student Program Instructor
Kyle Emerson Firefighting Karen Nowakowski
Jacob Norris Diesel Technology Lon Phillips
Elias Domingo Collision Repair Technology Jesse Reyes/Damien Anderson
James Latty Robotics and Automation Craig Taylor
Shannon Threlkeld Robotics and Automation Craig Taylor
Ben Torre Marine Service Technology Hans Metz

Silver Awards

Student Program Instructor
Amanda Gates First Aid/CPR Jennifer Williams/Christina Cantrell
Omaly Rosario Firefighting Karen Nowakowski
Jeremiah Bailey Diesel Technology Lon Phillips
Tiffany Baker Medical Assisting Jennifer Williams/Christina Cantrell
Grant Pulliam Automotive Refinishing Jesse Reyes/Damien Anderson
Keri Vilcko Esthetics Jackie Mann
Shelby Lynch Cosmetology Angelia Brown/Jayna Durden
Michael Hong Collision Repair Technology Jesse Reyes/Damien Anderson
Jonah McNeal Carpentry Jay Maughon
Cameron Wilson Marine Service Technology Hans Metz

Bronze Awards

Student Program Instructor
Susannah Gurerra Medical Terminology Jennifer Williams/ Christina Cantrell
Ebony Crump Firefighting Karen Nowakowski
Noah Miratsky Automotive Refinishing Jesse Reyes/Damien Anderson
Luis Galvan Mechatronics Luis Melendez
Logan Forrester Mechatronics Luis Melendez
Zachary Mullinax Welding David Ennis
Evan Patrick Marine Service Technology Hans Metz

GOLD winners will go on to compete in the National SkillsUSA Conference (locally and remote) the week of:

June 14 – 18: SkillsUSA Championships
(some events will occur prior to this week and some after but the majority will be held week of June 14)

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