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April 20, 2009

Cowley students do well at SkillsUSA State Contest


A pair of Cowley College students placed at the SkillsUSA State Contest held Thursday at the Wichita Area Technical College.

Cowley College student Jeff Gage, who was a state champion at the competition a year ago, had another strong showing at the event as he placed second in the post-secondary precision machining area.

Curtis Cook, who is a student at Arkansas City High School that is taking classes at Cowley, placed third in the secondary precision machining area.

Other Cowley College machining students that participated in the SkillsUSA State Contest were, Zack Goodwin, Terry Rowe, Johnathan Krusemark, and Tim Endicot. 

Along with the students from Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City, the school also had one automotive student and one welding student represented from its Mulvane campus.

“Everyone did really well,” Rick Squires, welding instructor said.

The contest consisted of written tests and machining. The event wrapped up with an awards ceremony on Friday.