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L&C students excel at SkillsUSA state competition

L&C State Winners Four of the 14 City of St. Charles School District students representing Lewis & Clark Career Center at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference medaled in their respective competitions during the three day conference in Linn, Missouri from April 4-6th. Adam Colter (SCW) and Valeria Zamores (SCW) each earned first-place, gold medals in their respective written competitions. Colter competed in Precision Machining Technology Information and Zamores in Early Childhood Education information. Winning third-place, bronze medals were Logan Triplett (SCHS) and Clifford “Trey” Faucheux (SCW) who were half of the Quiz Bowl team. It has been more than ten years since Lewis & Clark Quiz Bowl team finished so strongly at the state level.

Lewis & Clark fielded 66 competitors in 81 different competitions over the three days. Students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark. A total of 32 medals were awarded to Lewis & Clark students. Six students will move on to the national competition and represent the state of Missouri.

“We are extremely proud of all of our competitors from our St. Charles schools,” said Dr. Andrew M. Stewart, director of the Lewis & Clark Career Center. “These champions epitomize the best of Lewis & Clark.”

SkillsUSA is an applied method for preparing America’s high performance workers in career and technical programs. It provides quality educational experiences for its members in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. More than 1,000 trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities.

The Lewis & Clark Career Center provides career and technical education for St. Charles County juniors and seniors from all five school districts in St. Charles County.

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