After placing 1st during State Skills USA Competitions earlier in the year, Moraine Park students had the opportunity to compete in the National Skills USA competition held in Kentucky in June.  Zach Heberer competed in Industrial Motor Control and Paul Langenecker competed in Residential Wiring.

Both of Moraine Park’s students did extremely well during the National Skills USA Competition.  Zach Heberer placed 6th out of 21 students in the Industrial Motor Control competition and Paul Langenecker placed 17th out of 29 in the Residential Wiring competition.

Competing at the State and National level provides students an opportunity to perform in a controlled pressure situation.  Students who choose to compete are able to show case their technical skills in addition to their time management and communication skills.

“Both of these students worked hard, did an amazing job and I am very proud of what they were able to accomplish” stated Mark Wamsley the Electricity Club advisor.

Students using screw driver competition at National Skills USA                                    Students in competition at National Skills USA Students in competition at National Skills USA                                  Students in competition by wooden walls at National Skills USA

Written by Melanie Schroeder

Student Involvement Specialist