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College hosts hundreds of SkillsUSA competitors

Secondary students go through their paces with poise, professionalism and pride in representing their school.
Secondary students go through their paces with poise, professionalism and pride in representing their school.
Competition areas dovetaul perfectly with the instructional labs at Penn College, from collision repair ...
Competition areas dovetaul perfectly with the instructional labs at Penn College, from collision repair …
...  to construction carpentry.
… to construction carpentry.

Penn College once again hosted the annual SkillsUSA District 6 competition in February, involving approximately 285 students from 12 area vocational and high schools. “The students were spread out across the campus competing in various skilled and leadership events,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “The event was another success and can be credited to all the Penn College employees who helped to run the events and shuttle students to competition areas.” Winners at the regional competition, which was delayed by a Jan. 25 snowstorm, will go on to the state conference at Hershey in mid-April.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer