GTCC STUDENTS BRING HOME NATIONAL MEDALS

GTCC students Katie Keene (left), Danielle Dobson (center), and Ariel Davis (right) received bronze, silver and gold medals respectively at the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Conference June 20-24, 2016. (Jeff Faircloth/GTCC)

GTCC students Katie Keene (left), Danielle Dobson (center), and Ariel Davis (right) received bronze, silver and gold medals respectively at the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Conference June 20-24, 2016. (Jeff Faircloth/GTCC)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 29, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.C. – Guilford Technical Community College claimed three national medals last week at the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

Ariel Davis of Greensboro received a gold medal in Restaurant Service.

Ariel Davis.

Ariel Davis.

Danielle Dobson of Trinity received a silver medal in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio (Dental Assisting).

Danielle Dobson.

Danielle Dobson.

And Katie Keene of Thomasville received a bronze media in Criminal Justice.

Katie Keene.

Katie Keene.

In addition, two GTCC students placed in the top 5 in the nation in their respective contests. Brittany Griffin received 4th place in Dental Assisting, and Amanda Byrd received 5th place in Medical Assisting. Both are from Trinity.

Nine GTCC students attended the competition June 20-24 in Louisville, Ky. where more than 6,500 state contest winners competed in more than 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations. Through its local, state and national competitions, students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills. For more information, visit http://www.skillsusa.org.

Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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