Chattanooga State TCAT Students Earn 17 Medals At State SkillsUSA Competition

Monday, May 3, 2021 - by Betty Proctor, Chattanooga State
Students and faculty celebrate their winning performances following the 2021 SkillsUSA statewide competition
Students and faculty celebrate their winning performances following the 2021 SkillsUSA statewide competition

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Chattanooga State Community College returned from the state SkillsUSA competition with a total of 17 medals resulting in 11 gold, four silver, and two bronze.

“Our students performed well with 17 of 22 contestants winning medals,” said Dr. Jim Barrott, executive vice president, TCAT.

The 11 gold medal winners will move up to compete in the SkillsUSA national conference in June.  

Gold Medalists: 
Career Pathways Showcase, Human Services – Rebekah Bailey, Chattanooga; Elisabeth Dupee, Hixson; Lydia Lehman, East Ridge. 
Esthetics - Silvia Reynoso and Ashanti Miles, Chattanooga. 
Extemporaneous Speaking – Hayley Williams, Chattanooga. 
Industrial Motor Control – Johnathan Whitford, Chattanooga. 
Information Technology Services – Nicholas Saul, Hixson. 
Marine Service Technology – Alyssa Anderssen, Chattanooga. 
Medical Assisting – Robyn Wyatt, Hixson. 
Welding Sculpture – Kristina Key, Chattanooga. 

Silver Medalists: 
Marine Service Technology - Aaliyah Hickey, Cleveland. 
Medical Math – Haleigh Fogtman, Ooltewah. 
Motorcycle Service Technology – Caleb McAtee, Rocky Face, GA. 
Power Equipment Technology – Tanner Peels, Chattanooga. 

Bronze Medalists: 
Nail Care – Justice Harvey, Chattanooga. 
Welding Sculpture – Alyssa Rogers, Signal Mountain. 

TCAT faculty advising this year’s medalists included Elonia James, Cynthia Rutledge, Robert Martin, Rex Weeks, Mike Mercer, Ed Grun, Gregory Henderson, Tina Hilinski, and Zack Castroverde. 

“We recognize the faculty advisers for their dedicated work with these students,” said Dr. Barrott. “They provided kind guidance and motivation that gave our students the edge to perform well.” 

For more information about Chattanooga State’s TCAT programs or becoming involved in SkillsUSA, call 697-4433 or visit chattanoogastate.edu/tcat.  



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