MTC students shine: state medalists and national inductees

(Bradenton, FL—April 26, 2022) Manatee Technical College students won medals in two state career and technical student organization competitions and were inducted into two national honor societies this month.

Two students medaled at the 2022 Florida HOSA State Leadership Conference in Orlando April 9-12, and 27 students medaled at the SkillsUSA Florida 2022 State Leadership and Skills Conference in Jacksonville April 18-21.

Three GED and five ESOL students were inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS), and 44 postsecondary students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) at a joint induction ceremony at MTC on April 12, 2022.

At FL-HOSA, Jesus Capriles won first place in Dental Terminology in the college division.  Capriles will advance to the HOSA International Leadership Conference in Nashville, June 22-25.

At FL-SkillsUSA, 11 students won first place; 10 came in second, and 6 took third place.  Of the 27 medalists, 24 were in the college division, and three were in the high- school division.  First-place winners will compete in the SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta, June 20-25. 

The 44 students inducted into the NTHS are among the fewer than two percent of America’s secondary and postsecondary students that are nominated for membership.

About Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.  MTC has three campuses within the School District of Manatee County and offers over 50 career preparation programs, continuing education, and adult general education.  The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.

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PHOTOS

  1. MTC director Valerie Viands, EdD, congratulates Practical Nursing student Jotasia Walker on her induction into the National Technical Honor Society.  The 44 MTC postsecondary students inducted into the NTHS are among the fewer than two percent of America’s secondary and postsecondary students that are nominated for membership.

  1. MTC dental assisting student Jesus Capriles (right) won first place in Dental Terminology in the college division at the 2022 Florida HOSA State Leadership Conference in Orlando.  Capriles will represent FL at the HOSA International Conference in Nashville.  Sarah Tovar-Medina and Jorge Hernandez competed in Medical Terminology; Tovar-Medina (left) placed fourth.

  1. Tri-County Air donated tools to the MTC students competing in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning at the SkillsUSA Florida 2022 State Leadership and SkillsUSA Conference in Jacksonville.  Ammon Partida (middle) won third in the high-school division. Pictured are Seth Lisik of Tri-County Air Conditioning and Heating, MTC students Ethan Camp, Ethon Ramkissoon, Ammon Partida, instructor Brian Forbes, and students Bryce Hartman, and Qihang Guo.

GOLD MEDALISTS

FL-HOSA College Division: Jesus Capriles, Dental Terminology

FL-SkillsUSA College Division: Kenneth Cross, Automotive Refinishing; Carlos Suarez, Barbering; Sean Albritton, Carpentry; Vincent Manzo, CNC Milling; Patrick Anderson, Collision Damage Appraisal; Sarah Granados, Early Childhood Education; David Quintana, Industrial Motor Control; Nicholas Daigle, Dean Rollins, and Dylan Ogrizovich, Welding Fabrication Team; High School Division: Tyler Lewis, Automotive Service Technology.

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