Mid-State students win gold and silver at SkillsUSA
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Mid-State Technical College students earned top awards at the State SkillsUSA Secondary Leadership & Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students. Four students enrolled in Mid-State’s advanced manufacturing programs placed in the top three in their respective events at the 46th annual competition, held April 30 and May 1 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.
Caleb Cline, Nekoosa, won the gold medal in CNC Turning and was elected as vice president of the state officer team. Also winning gold in their events were: Thomas Hasenorhl, Arpin, in Diesel Equipment Technology, and Madelyn Matthews, Wisconsin Rapids, in Welding Sculpture. David Naud, Nekoosa, won silver in CNC Turning. The win is Matthews’ third SkillsUSA state competition medal, having earned gold for her sculpture in 2017 and bronze in 2018. All three gold medalists now qualify to compete in the National Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville, KY, in June.