Thursday, July 8, 2021

Canton students win gold medals

Two Canton Township students were among the winners in the recent 2021 SkillsUSA Championships, held virtually from June 14-24. More than 3,700 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world. 

Audrey G. Hall, a student at Plymouth Canton Educational Park, was awarded the high school gold medal in restaurants and Mitchell Zmikly, also a student at Plymouth Canton Education Park, was awarded the high school gold medal in job skill demonstration A.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 107 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. Industry leaders from 650 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers.