Impact students win state awards

April 27th, 2017

KPC News - The Star

Twenty local students from Impact Institute placed in the top three in state competitions last weekend, and seven will advance to the SkillsUSA National competition and conference June 19-24 in Louisville, Kentucky.

A total of 74 students representing Impact’s 13 member high schools traveled to Indianapolis to participate in the SkillsUSA Indiana State Skills and Leadership Competition and Conference on Friday and Saturday. More than 1,000 students from Indiana competed.

These Impact students, listed by their high schools, are headed to the national contest after winning gold medals at the state competition:

  • Camdin Jewell of DeKalb in welding sculpture;
  • Maggie Ingledue of Hamilton, Ruby Redinger of Eastside and Austin Mullins of Lakeland in engineering technology;
  • Nichole Coburn of East Noble in technical drafting;
  • Austin Voigt of DeKalb in marine service technology; and
  • Brookelynn Jarnagin of Garrett in nurse assisting.

These Impact students earned silver and bronze medals at the state competition:

  • Sherry Simmons of Churubusco, silver, and Maddison Ford of DeKalb, bronze, in nurse assisting;
  • Junior Custer and Kerrigan Knott of Garrett and Riley Basinger of Churubusco, silver medals, and Wyatt Hicks of Central Noble, Avery Elswick of Prairie Heights and Jacob Jett of Central Noble, bronze medals, all in welding fabrication;
  • Christian Roose of Lakeland, bronze in restaurant service;
  • Kelsey Coburn of East Noble and Jerico Harden of Hamilton, bronze in audio/radio production;
  • Aliviah Sweeney of Angola, bronze in commercial baking; and
  • Cassie Richmond of East Noble, bronze in nail care.