The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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July 13, 2013

Autry Tech students receive awards

ENID, Okla. — Three Autry Technology Center students received awards at the recent SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills  Conference.

Industry leaders representing more than 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 98 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.

In addition, high scorers in the contests received Skill Point certificates. The Skill Point certificate was awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas to students who achieved a high score defined by industry.

Local winners were:

• Timothy Johnson was awarded a Skill Point certificate in prepared speech.

• Evan Parrish was awarded a Skill Point certificate in technical drafting.

• Caleb Riggs was awarded a Skill Point certificate in mobile electronics installation.

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