Sussex Technical High School students brought home numerous medals from the State SkillsUSA competition. Twenty students qualified for the national competition in June in Kansas City, Mo., by winning the state event. Junior Meredith Husar will represent Sussex Tech on the State Officer Team by serving as a vice president.
Leadership Award contests and winners include Chapter Business: Gold, team of Ashton Tomlinson (Millsboro), Paige Robinson (Georgetown), Sydney Buss (Milton), Kira Lyle (Millsboro) and Catherine Minton (Laurel);
Community Service: Silver, team of Jasmina Chatani (Lewes), Julia Chojnowski (Lewes), and Kelsey Magill (Ocean View); Bronze, team of Julia Hawkins (Georgetown) and Courtney Boyle (Georgetown).
In the Job Interview category, Silver went to Janoria Sutton-Bullock (Milton); Krystin Gibson (Delmar) won Gold in Photography.
Prepared Speech winners were Gold, Yessenia Sanchez-Prieto (Millsboro); Silver, Kenya Neal (Georgetown) and Bronze, Brenna Gause (Harbeson).
The Quiz Bowl team of George Hudson (Dagsboro), Shannon LeCates (Seaford), Caitlin Chaney (Bridgeville), Ryan Muchmore (Millsboro), Zach Cannon (Seaford), and Scott Smart (Seaford) earned Silver.
Skilled and Technical contests winners were as follows: Advertising Design: Silver, Alexandra Furtado (Millsboro); Bronze (tie), Sophia Moore (Millsboro) and Matt Rogers (Georgetown); Audio/Radio Production: Bronze, team of Isaac Van Curen (Seaford) and Emilie Fleuette (Millsboro); Auto Refinishing Tech: Bronze, Julius Thomas (Lincoln); Broadcast News Production: Gold, team of Haley Cherrix (Laurel), Natalie Sava (Seaford), Emily Morris (Delmar), and Bekah Warrington (Seaford); Silver, team of Stephen Mervine (Bridgeville), Bethany Killmon (Bridgeville), Meredith Husar (Milton) and Kimberly Herrara (Georgetown); Cabinetmaking: Gold, Jeff Klabe (Lewes); Silver, Evan Budke (Seaford); Collision Repair Tech: Silver, John Balas (Georgetown); Cosmetology: Silver, Ashley Trinidad (Selbyville); Criminal Justice: Gold, Cameron Jackson (Georgetown); Crime Scene Investigation: Silver, team of Ciera Lewis (Laurel), Chelsea Wootten (Georgetown) and Cataysha Lewis (Bridgeville); Diesel Equipment Tech: Gold, Shawn O’Neal (Seaford); Silver, Zach Truitt (Seaford); Bronze, Robert Horsey (Laurel); Early Childhood Teaching: Bronze, Kira Lyle (Millsboro); Marine Service Tech: Gold, Tyler Daniels (Seaford); Nail Care: Bronze, Savannah Harris (Seaford); Principles of Technology: Silver, Salina Schirtzinger (Laurel); Related Technical Math: Bronze, Lacey Perdue (Millsboro); Robotics and Animation Tech: Gold, team of Sam Mitchell (Seaford) and Zachary Keyek (Lincoln); Silver, team of Sam Hete (Rehoboth) and Ryan Benjamin (Seaford); Bronze, team of Jessica Bishop (Milford) and Tori McDonough (Laurel); Technical Computer Applications: Silver, Amett Medina-Lima (Georgetown); Bronze, Samantha Christensen (Harbeson); Television (Video) Production: Bronze, David Hignutt (Lewes) and Amanda Sava (Seaford); Web Design: Gold, team of Michael Young (Millsboro) and Vincent Borgesi (Georgetown); Silver, team of Caleb Hagan (Milton) and Walker Muth (Milton).