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PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTJeffrey Reed, left, of Emmaus High School, and Joshua Tulloch, of Catasauqua High School, both students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, team up to compete in the web design category at the SkillsUSA competition Feb. 1. PRESS PHOTO BY SUSAN BRYANTJeffrey Reed, left, of Emmaus High School, and Joshua Tulloch, of Catasauqua High School, both students at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, team up to compete in the web design category at the SkillsUSA competition Feb. 1.

Students showcase skills

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by Linda Wojciechowski lwojciechowski@tnonline.com in School

Students at area technical schools showcased their skills and competed to win medals at a district SkillsUSA competition Feb. 1. The event took place at the Agri-Plex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.

First-place students earned the right to represent District 11 in the organization’s state competition in April.

More than 400 students competed in 54 hands-on skill and leadership competitions.

This “Showcase of Skills” provided a unique opportunity to observe some of the most talented career and technical education students in the area.

District gold medal winners now advance to state competition in Hershey and potentially national competitions.

This year, the Skills-USA Council is partnering with post-secondary educational institutions and area businesses to award over $167,000 in scholarships and prizes to the medalists of eight competitions.

Following the competition, students and their families gathered at Parkland High School to hear the results of the day’s competitions and, for the winners, to receive their medals.

Joshua Tulloch, of Catasauqua High School, and his teammate, Jeffrey Reed, of Emmaus High School, earned the third-place award, competing in the web design category.

The energy level was high as the students celebrated a great day of competition.

Gold medal winners will represent District 11 at the state competition in Hershey this coming April.

Contestants are from Bethlehem Area Vocational-Technical School, Career Institute of Technology, Colonial Academy, Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Monroe Career & Technical Institute and Upper Bucks County Technical School.