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Two Penn College Students Among SkillsUSA Medalists

Penn College's SkillsUSA national contingent ...
Penn College’s SkillsUSA national contingent …
... includes medalists Landon J. Miller (left) and Owen R. Dougherty.
… includes medalists Landon J. Miller (left) and Owen R. Dougherty.

Two Penn College students won medals at the 54th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Announced as winners Friday evening were Landon J. Miller, an automated manufacturing technology major from Loganton, who captured the gold in CNC Milling Specialist, and Owen R. Dougherty, of Allison Park, enrolled in building automation technology: heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology concentration, who took the silver in HVAC-Refrigeration. “The students did a great job and we lost some close ones,” said James N. Colton II, assistant professor of welding and the college’s SkillsUSA adviser. “Many of the students will be back next year to compete and hopefully we can get more students to national level next year.” A total of 53 Penn College students have won medals at nationals over the years.
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Jeanne Kerschner,

Congratulations, gentlemen! What a wonderful honor.

Danielle Liddic,

So very proud of our students! Congratulations!

Becky Carey,

What an achievement! You both should be so proud! Congratulations!

Mike Damiani,

Way to go, gang!

Carol Lugg,

Congratulations to our winners and nice work to all of our Penn College competitors!

Rick Hendricks,

Congratulations, gentlemen. You make Penn College proud; keep up the good work. Bring it on, Worlds comp!

Ken Welker,

Way to go, Owen! What an honor for your future in the industry. Congratulations.

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