SkillsUSA 2018
Congratulations to SkillsUSA competitors
Posted on 05/01/2018
PPI LogoMay 2018 -- Congratulations and best wishes to North High’s Travis Dames and Makayla Meiser, who finished first in their respective categories at the state SkillsUSA competition. Dames finished first in Masonry and Meiser in Basic Health Care. Each earned a $2,000 scholarship to State Technical College of Missouri. They will compete at the national competition in Louisville, KY at the end of June

Other state level awards:
Colin Brugmann, West High, 3rd Place, Masonry Tech Info
Alec Endicott, West High, 3rd Place, PMT Tech Info
Julia Lockhart, South High, 3rd Place, Chapter Business Team
Daniel Talley, West High, 3rd Place, Welding & Fabricating
Cody Vanderbilt, North High, 3rd Place, Welding & Fabricating

Each third-place winner was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to State Technical College of Missouri.

Feb. 2018 -- Congratulations to the following students, headed to to state in the SkillsUSA competition April 5-7. Students competed at the district level in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark Career Center.
Those who place first or second are automatically eligible to compete at the state competitions. In some competitions, third place also qualifies for state. More than a dozen state competitors qualified to compete based on their performance on a nationally-normed assessment in their area along with a strong recommendation from their Lewis & Clark instructor. SkillsUSA describes their organization as a “partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.” Specific information about each competition area can be found at

Abby Corns, 3rd Place Quiz Bowl
Brooke Schmitt, Medical Terminology

Trevor Besselman, Masonry Tech Info
Taylor Hovis, Nurse Assisting and 2nd Place Silver Medical Terminology
Makayla Meiser, Basic Health Care 
Theodore Mulmix, Electrical Construction Wiring
Jared Rhodes, Computer Programming 
Cody Vanderbilt, First Place Gold Welding Fabrication

Julia Lockhart, Bronze Nurse Assisting 
Jonathan Steensgaard, Auto Service Technology 

Collin Brugmann, Masonry Tech Info
Nicholas Buehrle, Computer Maintenance Tech Info 
Alec Endicott, Machining Tech Info 
Kayli Fuegner, Medical Terminology and Related Technical Spelling 
Alexis Lynch, Basic Health Care 
Cale Mandermach, Extemporaneous Speaking 
Daniel Talley, Welding Fabrication

Qualified straight to state
Makayla Meiser, Health Knowledge Bowl 2
Trevor Besselman, Masonry 
Travis Dames, Masonry
Ryan Sappington, Carpentry Teamworks
Josie Wilp, Health Knowledge Bowl 1

Ryann Finn, Opening/Closing Ceremony
AJ Jinga, Opening/Closing Ceremony
Julia Lockhart, Chapter Business

Alexis Bajier, Health Knowledge Bowl 2
Collin Brugmann, Masonry