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A ‘Perfect Ten’: Penn College Students Capture Gold Medals in VICA Competition


Ten Pennsylvania College of Technology students recently captured first place in their respective fields at the Pennsylvania Association Vocational Industrial Clubs of America District 6 Competition. The competition was held at SUN Area Vocational-Technical School, in New Berlin. The winners advance to the state VICA Skills Championships.

The gold medal winners are: James Beers, an electronics technology student, of Easton, competing in electronics technology; Chris Biebuyck, computer-aided product andamp; systems design, of Beaver, competing in architectural drafting; Ryan Bingamen, computer-aided product and systems design, of McVeytown, competing in technical drafting; Michael Cieslak, building construction technology/masonry, of Erie, competing in masonry; Joshua Halin, heating, ventilation andamp; air conditioning technology, of Butler, competing in HVAC; Amanda Jones, baking and pastry arts, of Pittsburgh, competing in commercial baking; Kristofer Kurzweg, automotive technology management, of Fleetwood, competing in auto service technology; James Mack, diesel technology, of Gilbertville, competing in diesel equipment; Jonathan Reeder, auto body technology, of Mifflinburg, competing in collision repair; Joseph Rybnick, building construction technology, of Blakely, competing in carpentry.

Penn College faculty members Ed Roadarmel, assistant professor of drafting, and William Rummings, instructor of building construction, accompanied the students on the trip.andnbsp;

VICA is a national vocational student organization for students enrolled in trade, industrial, technical and health occupation courses.

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