Three Students Among SkillsUSA National Medalists

Published 07.02.2013

Engineering & Industrial Design Technology
Student News

Pausing for a victory shot, adorned with medals earned in national SkillsUSA competition, are (from left) Charles B. Livezey Jr., Marc T. Kaylor and Robert T. Berrier Jr.Three Penn College students brought home medals from the recent National SkillsUSA Conference in Kansas City, Mo.: a gold, a silver and a bronze. First-place honors went to Robert T. Berrier Jr., a computer aided product design major from Lewistown, who competed in the Technical Drafting category; Marc T. Kaylor, of Lebanon, an aviation maintenance technology student from Lebanon, took second in Aviation; and Charles B. Livezey Jr., of Solebury, an electrical technology major, placed third in Residential Wiring. "I was very proud to have students come home with medals," said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college's SkillsUSA adviser. "The other students gained some valuable experience. Of the eight students who went to nationals, we will have four returning to compete next year. I’m glad to have my first year as the adviser finished and look forward to next year with a better understanding of the process. It is our goal to have more students go to nationals and represent the college." This year’s entrants brought to 106 the number of Penn College students who have advanced to national competition over the years; counting this year's successes, 34 have won medals at that level.
Photo by Colton, an assistant professor of welding