GOOD NEWS: MC dual credit students win at 2023 SKILLS USA district competition

Wyatt Ahlstrand is identifying 30 engine-related components on a John Deere 672GP motor grader. (Photo Courtesy of Midland College)

MIDLAND On Feb. 24-25, Midland High School and Legacy High School students who are enrolled in the Midland College (MC) dual credit Diesel Technology and Energy Technology programs competed in several contests at the SKILLS USA district conference in San Angelo.

The students won a total of 11 medals—4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

The results from the contests are as follows.

Diesel Technology students: Wyatt Ahlstrand, first place, diesel, first place, automotive maintenance and light repair, third place, automotive tool identification; Colin Koonce, second place, diesel; and Rhett Pierce, third place, diesel.

Energy Technology students: Jayden Villa, first place, mechatronics; Jayson Watkins, first place, mechatronics; Joshua Bygrave, second place, mechatronics; Frederick Graves, second place, mechatronics; Carter Hubbard, third place, Mechatronics; and Isaiah Conde, third place, mechatronics.

Eight students will represent the district and Midland College at the state contest in Corpus Christi later in the spring. These include six Gold and Silver (first and second place) medalists and two additional students competing in Automotive Tool Identification.