Lyndon Institute students attend national SkillsUSA competition

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MEDALISTS AT NATIONAL COMPETITION -- Six Lyndon Institute students traveled to Louisville, Ky. last month to compete in the SkillsUSA's National Leadership and Skills Conference. Over 6,000 students from around the country compete in 100 different competitions at the event. LI senior, Ethan Bernier, who takes culinary arts at St. Johnsbury Academy, received the silver medal in the Commercial Baking competition. Class of 2015 members, CJ Lahaie and Derik Gagnon, finished 11th overall in Mobile Robotics Technology. Senior Ryan Solinsky finished 31st in Welding and senior Austin Jenks finished 26th in Welding Sculpture. Katie Ham, Class of 2015, competed in Prepared Speech and finished sixth out of 13 for her group. Students who finished in the state competition were eligible for the national event. Medalists from the state competition are, from left, Austin Jenks (Gold), Ryan Solinsky (Gold), Dominic Bassett (Silver, Class of 2015), Katherine Ham (Gold, Class of 2015), Derik Gagon (Gold, Class of 2015), CJ Lahaie (Gold, Class of 2015) and Ethan Bernier (Gold).

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