PLTW Students Take 1st Place at SkillsUSA National Competition!

Article updated on 7/18/2019

Spring Valley High School students Hunter Donahoe and Gabe Yeoman took first place in Additive Manufacturing at the most prestigious CTE competition in the nation. The team will be honored by the West Virginia State Legislature on July 23rd.

The Award Ceremony at the Additive Manufacturing competition.

Our Additive Manufacturing team Hunter Donahoe and Gabe Yeoman display their gold medals

The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) showcases the best talent in Career and Technical Education students from across the country. Our students competed against students from other states and United States territories including Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. To qualify for the national competition, students must place 1st at the state competition that occurred earlier in the year at Fairmont State University.

The competition mimicked automating the process of placing a logo on a car bumper on an assembly line. Students employed their skills in 3D printing and robotics to be successful at this challenge.

SVHS NLSC participants, Nick Bowen, Hunter Donahoe, and Gabe Yeoman

Nick Bowen also competed at the NLSC in the Related Technical Mathematics competition and put on a strong showing.

The SkillsUSA NLSC took place in Louisville, Kentucky during the week of June 24-29th, 2019.