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Vocational technical students win at national conference

State officers from Delaware SkillsUSA recently brought home medals the 56th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, KY. More than 18,000 people attended - including students, teachers and business partners at the week-long event, which is a showcase of career and technical education students. Delaware SkillsUSA is proud to announce that students from three First State schools achieved national awards for their hard work. The top medalists from Delaware are listed below:

Silver Medal – Advertising Design – Joe Wilder – Sussex Technical High School (Sussex Tech)
Silver Medal – Audio-Radio Production – Team A (Jacob Hoffpauir, Josh Hoffpauir) Sussex Technical High School (Sussex Tech)
Bronze Medal – Automotive Refinishing Technology – Niderah Goldsborough – Delcastle High School (New Castle County Vo-Tech)
Silver Medal – Masonry – Jose Jaquez-Valles – Paul M Hodgson Vo-Tech (New Castle County Vo-Tech)

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in technical careers. Through SkillsUSA, members have the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level. SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please visit

Alison May
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