3 Rolla students move on to nationals

Twenty-three students at Rolla Technical Institute and Rolla Technical Center (RTI/RTC) won medals in the Missouri SkillsUSA state contests held on the campus of Linn State Technical College in Linn April 3-5.
Twelve of the medalists are residents of Rolla. They are listed below:
Drafting and design students:
Kari Marlatt won a gold medal in the architectural drafting contest.
Dalton McBride won a gold medal in technical drafting information.
Paul Patrick won a silver medal in technical drafting information.
Savannah Swaringam won a bronze medal in architectural drafting technical information.
Graphic design students:
Jesse DeFriese won a silver medal in the pin contest.
Emily Dodge won a silver medal in the T-shirt design contest.
Savanna Huffman was a member of a three-person team that won a bronze medal in the promotional bulletin board contest.
Information technology student:
Ryan Blanc was a member of a three-person team that won a gold medal in the Career Pathway Showcase: information technology contest.
Masonry students:
Andrew Wells won a gold medal in the masonry contest.
Justus Sanders won a gold medal in the masonry technical information contest.
Wood manufacturing students:
Stetson Spencer won a silver medal in the cabinetmaking contest.
Jared McBride won a bronze medal in the cabinetmaking contest.
Nine of the first-place winners from RTI/RTC will be participating in the 50th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference to be held at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-27.
The list of all RTI students who will be attending the national convention and their contests is as follows:
Kari Marlatt, of Rolla — architectural drafting
Sam Jones, of Rolla — Career Pathway Showcase: information technology (team of three)
Ryan Blanc, of Rolla — Career Pathway Showcase: information technology (team of three)
Shay Viehman, of Steelville — Career Pathway Showcase: information technology (team of three)
Montana Blackburn, of Licking — heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration
Andrew Wells, of Newburg — masonry
Cynthia Hinderhan, of St. James — pin design
Nickolis Buettner, of Steelville — technical drafting
Ryan Hana, of Cuba, Missouri — T-shirt design
More than 6,000 state contest winners will compete in hands-on contests in 99 different trade, technical and leadership fields during the conference.
SkillsUSA is a national organization serving trade, industrial, technical and health occupations students in public high schools, career and technical centers and two-year colleges.
SkillsUSA has more than 250,000 student and professional members annually, organized into more than 13,000 chapters in 50 states and three territories.