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July 6, 2017


Cowley students shine at Skills USA national competition


Cowley students shine at Skills USA national competitionThree Cowley College students had an opportunity to participate in the Skills USA national competition during the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, KY.

Cowley College sophomore Todd Clubine placed fifth for Job Skill Demonstration open class, while the team of Cowley students Luis Alata and Nicholas Perry placed 12th in Mechatronics.

Perry recently graduated from Arkansas City High School and is taking classes at Cowley College, while Alata will be a senior at Oxford High School and is also taking classes at Cowley.

Skills USA advisor Jim Ailey accompanied the Cowley students to the national competition. “Being their first year in the competition they did very well,” Ailey said. “It was a great experience for them and they will be able to go back even stronger next year.”

Cowley students participate in the Skills USA national competitionMore than 6,000 career and technical education students, all state contest winners, competed at nationals. Students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in numerous occupations.

Prior to the competition, the students attended leadership training sessions during the conference.