BCTC Students Place at SkillsUSA Competition

Posted by Abby Showalter on 4/20/2018

Skills team from BCTC

Congratulations to BCTC's SkillsUSAcompetitors! On April, 19 and 20, BCTC students attending the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA state competition. The team did incredibly well, leaving with the following medals:

Gold Medals:

  • Audio/Radio Production Team: Mariama Jalloh & Aleasha Ettinger, both grade 12 from Exeter SD
  • Building Construction: Lucas Beshore, grade 12, Fleetwood HS
  • Cabinetmaking: Bradlee Benjamin, grade 12, Brandywine Heights SD
  • CNC Milling Specialist: Tim Deacosta, grade 12, Tulpehocken SD
  • Culinary Arts: Sierra Kugler, grade 12, Governor Mifflin SD
  • Diesel Equipment Technology: Takoda Hartman, grade 12, Schuylkill Valley
  • Graphic Communications: Olivia Mearkle, grade 12, Exeter SD
  • Mechatronics Team: Josiah Dempsey, grade 11, Fleetwood SD; & Andrew O’Donohue, grade 11, Homeschooled
  • Painting and Decorating: Trinity Shepley, grade 10, Tulpehocken SD
  • Photography: Taylor Szkwarck, grade 12, Governor Mifflin SD
  • Plumbing: Robert Scheuring, grade 12, Governor Mifflin SD

Silver Medals:

  • Carpentry: Cole Butz, grade 12, Brandywine Heights SD
  • Computer Programming: David Rohweder, grade 11, Governor Mifflin SD
  • Cosmetology: Jennifer Bazan, grade 12, Tulpehocken SD
  • Masonry: Jacob Ortlip, grade 12, Boyertown SD
  • Photography: Ashlee Shumaker, grade 12, Berks Christian School
  • Team Works: Sabastian Baringer, grade 12, Carpentry, Twin Valley SD; James Fontana, grade 12, Plumbing, Boyertown SD; Ryan Kane, grade 11, Building Construction, Daniel Boone SD; and Mason Mealing; grade 12, Masonry, Wilson SD
  • Television (Video) ProductionTeam: Jason Christof, grade 11, Exeter SD; & Rachel Murray, 11thgrade, Boyertown SD

Bronze Medals:

  • Cabinetmaking: John Harrell, grade 12, Exeter
  • CNC Technician: Dakota Kohler, grade 12, Fleetwood SD
  • Digital Cinema ProductionTeam: Justin Freed, grade 12, Boyertown SD; & Chris Logar, grade 12, Fleetwood SD
  • Industrial Motor Control: Stanley Goff, grade 12, Twin Valley SD
  • Nail Care: Veronica Wilson, grade 12, Exeter SD; & Nail model, Samantha Allen, grade 11, Oley Valley SD


  • Auto Refinishing Technology: Mason Snyder, grade 12, Brandywine SD

SkillsUSA is a student organization that emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards and trade ethics, workmanship, scholarship, safety, and partnership with business. Students participate in district, state, and national competitions as well as leadership opportunities and community service. All BCTC students are eligible to participate in SkillsUSA.