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MBIT students earn awards at SkillsUSA State Competitions


Students from various technical schools throughout Pennsylvania, including Middle Bucks Institute of Technology (MBIT), competed in the 2019 SkillsUSA state competitions earlier this month.

The competitions were held April 10 to 12 in Hershey. MBIT had 34 competitors participating who earned a total of 19 medals: five gold medal winners, one silver medal winner and 13 bronze medal winners. In addition, Kathryn Gingolaski, a senior from Central Bucks South, and a student in the Medical and Health Professions program, returned as a SkillsUSA state officer for the 2018-2019 school year.

Gold medals were awarded to Vincent Bova for Building Construction (Building Trades Occupations/Central Bucks East), William Rossman for Information Technology Service (Networking and Operating Systems Security/Central Bucks East), Matt Musick for Television Production (Multimedia Technology/Central Bucks East), Kalei Casiano for Cooperative Education Competition (Early Childhood Care and Education/Central Bucks South), and Skylar Pinto for Television Production (Multimedia Technology/Central Bucks West).

A silver medal was awarded to Garrett Chirik for Welding (Welding Technology/Central Bucks South).

Bronze medals were awarded to Justin Colluro for Web Design (Web Design and Interactive Media/Archbishop Wood), Stephanie Kuhns for Crime Scene Investigation (Public Safety/Central Bucks East), Garred Rankin-Wahlers for Crime Scene Investigation (Public Safety/Central Bucks East), Lucas Rosenthal for Crime Scene Investigation (Public Safety/Central Bucks East), Eddie Kenna for Audio Production (Multimedia Technology/Central Bucks South), Tyler Natkin for Automotive Service Technology (Automotive Technology/Central Bucks South), Gianna Crespo for Dental Assisting (Dental Occupations/Central Bucks South), Justin Rieber for Electrical Construction Wiring (Electrical Technology/Central Bucks South), Alexandre DeGlas for Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair (Automotive Technology/Central Bucks South), Kathryn Gingolaski for Prepared Speech (Medical and Health Professions/Central Bucks South), Hailey Krebs for Web Design(Web Design and Interactive Media/Central Bucks South), Emily Decking for Restaurant Service (Culinary Arts and Science/Central Bucks West), and Zach Gehring for Audio Production (Multimedia Technology/Council Rock North).

The gold medal winners will advance to the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., June 24 to 29.

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