High school students win scholarships, prizes at Skills USA competition at WCC

February 17, 2020 Rich Rezler

Master Technician first-place winner Liam Stanyer works beneath a car during a Skills USA competition.
Master Technician first-place winner Liam Stanyer of Lake Orion High School works beneath a car during a Skills USA competition held at WCC.

 

Sixty-one high school students from 13 area high schools vied for scholarships, prizes and a spot in the state finals at the 2020 Skills USA Automotive Technology regional competition held Friday at Washtenaw Community College.

Four different events were conducted in the labs inside the Occupational Education Building on the WCC campus, including New Car Prep, Brakes Technician, Electrical Technician and Master Technician.

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WCC offers scholarships to the top three finishers in the two advanced competitions, Electrical Technician and Mater Technician. Those top three finishers on Friday were:

Master Technician

  • 1st: Liam Stanyer, Lake Orion High School
  • 2nd: Jacob Gullet, Pinckney High School
  • 3rd: Dan Coroen, Saline High School

Electrical Technician

  • 1st: Patrick Pramov, Milford High School
  • 2nd: Tyler Innis, Milford High School
  • 3rd: John Hughes, Saline High School

First place winners receive two semesters worth of tuition and fees toward an applicable associate degree or certificate program, plus a $300 book allowance per semester; second place receives one semester of tuition and fees and a $300 book allowance; and third place receives six credits worth of tuition and fees and a $150 book allowance.

WCC is hosting a Skills USA welding regional this Friday.