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College Hosts High School SkillsUSA District Competitions

Eric Wilhour, of New Berlin, a student at SUN Area Technical Institute, takes trowel in hand Working with bricks in the masonry lab is Dennis Keefer, a Schuylkill Technology Center-North Campus student from Pottsville Making his mark in the college's newly renovated welding labs is Brand Renninger, of SUN Area Technical Institute Welding competitors include Justin Rosannon, of Schuylkill Technology Center-South CampusPenn College hosted District 6 SkillsUSA competitions Friday on its main campus, where vocational students from a number of area high schools went head-to-head in six hands-on categories. For several morning hours in college classrooms and laboratories, the students competed in Architectural Drafting; Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Masonry; Plumbing; Technical Drafting; and Welding. Winners will advance to regional competition. Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays, student photographer