SkillsUSA gets first ever gold Kan Do

SkillsUSA returned home with its first ever gold Kan Do Chapter award from the 44th annual SkillsUSA Kansas Championships.
The SkillsUSA group won its first Kan Do award, a silver, last year and were proud to bring home the gold this year, according to sponsor Sybil Wagner.
Only three gold Kan Do awards were given out this year. In order to win a Kan Do award the club has to keep records and documentation of its entire year and participate in events such as community service.
Wagner was also named to the Kansas State Foundation Board of Directors for SkillsUSA for a three-year term. Although the technical school has had sponsors on the board, it has been many years since the last one.
Awards were presented to the Diesel instructors and sponsors of Baldemar Enriquez, who is the Kansas college/post secondary state secretary. The awards went to Jerry Kail, Jeffrey Cramer and Wagner.
One SCCC/ ATS instructor and three students earned their statesman pins. Auto 1 instructor Justin Roberts and students Tyler Fisher, Jacob Lorenson and Dustin Johnson received pins.
Lorenson and Johnson also placed in the top 10 in the Diesel division. During their competition they participated by doing hands-on activities at different sites, according to Johnson. The competitors were taken to multiple sites where they were judged on the skills they had in an everyday situation.
The competition took place April 15-17 in Wichita.