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Triplett Tech students advance to National SkillsUSA By Melissa Topey The Northern Virginia Daily

Triplett Tech SkillsUSA students recently participated in the SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference, which was held on April 12-13 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Seven of those students advanced to compete at the National SkillsUSA competition June 24-28 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Students who placed first in the District 10 Competitions, that were held in February at Triplett Tech qualified to compete at the state level.

This is the largest number of students to go in recent history, said Connie Pangle, principal at Triplett Tech.

“What is so great is we have seven single event winners. None of our gold medal winners were part of a team event. So Triplett Tech is the best in the state in all those events,” Pangle said.

“For Triplett Tech students to be the best in the state in seven areas is a testament to the outstanding instructors and high quality programs we have at Triplett,” Pangle said.

Advancing to national competition are gold medal winners:

• Chris Hall, automotive and light repair.

• Blake Dysart, industrial motor control.

• Joseph Asbridge, masonry-post secondary.

• Tyler Baronowski, masonry.

• Joseph Foltz, motor service technology-post secondary.

• Andrew Daughtery, motor service technology.

• Angel Viniegra-Quintanilla, restaurant service.

Other students placing in state competitions were:

• Kamryn Custer, silver medal, culinary arts.

• Matt Avvenire, bronze medal, carpentry.

• Summer Sypholt, bronze medal, first aid/CPR.

• Charles Williams, bronze medal, food preparation assistant.

• Sabrina Franz, bronze medal, medical terminology

• Riley Gonzalez, Christyan Reid, Mary Mason, silver medal, promotional bulletin board

• Blake Dysart, bronze medal, residential wiring-technical exam

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