GOOD NEWS: State Competition Winners

Pictured are: Diesel Technology students who competed at the SKILLS USA State Competition. From, Juliana Servantes, Rhett Pierce, Cayden Ruiz, Collin Koonce, Maeson Standard, Riley Boren and Associate Professor/Competition Coordinator Erick Gutierrez. (Courtesy Photo)

On March 31-April 2, dual credit students enrolled in Midland College (MC) Diesel, Automotive and Energy Technology programs competed in several contests at the SKILLS USA State Competition in Corpus Christi.

Midland High School (MHS) student Colin Koonce won the gold medal (first place) and Rhett Pierce, also from MHS, won the bronze medal (third place) in the Automotive Suspension and Steering Technical test.

MHS student Cayden Ruiz won the silver medal (second place) in Diesel Equipment Technology.

Energy Technology students Jayden Villa (MHS) and Jayson Watkins (Legacy High School) competed in the team Mechatronics competition and won a bronze medal (third place).

“We are so proud of these outstanding students,” Erick Gutierrez, MC Automotive/Diesel associate professor, said. “Throughout this academic year, they stayed focused on their training and challenged themselves to learn as much as they could. We congratulate them on winning these competitions.”