No fewer than 23 area students medaled at the SkillsUSA competition.

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute took 33 students to Hazleton for the District 1 Skills Competition recently.

The area students who medaled, along with the home school district they attend, and categories they medaled in, are as follows.

First Place

Trese Merkel, Lehighton, Advertising Design

Kali Weller, Palmerton, Cosmetology

Rain Hellums, Jim Thorpe, First Aid/CPR

Aleksander Everett, Palmerton, Job Skill Demonstration, Owen Henninger, Jim Thorpe, assistant

Brandon Gleockler, Panther Valley, Job Skill Demonstration Open, Shane Sutch, Jim Thorpe, assistant

Kylee Mullen, Jim Thorpe, Medical Math

Lauren Pickrell, Palmerton, Medical Terminology

Brandon Poole, Panther Valley, Related Technical Math

Greg Oboril, Jim Thorpe, Welding

Second Place

Ronald Dowd, Jim Thorpe, Auto Service Technology

Dmitriy Revzin, Jim Thorpe, Collision Repair Technology

Kale Muscarella, Lehighton, Computer Maintenance

Austin Kerr, Jim Thorpe, HVAC/Refrigeration

Laurel Seemiller, Palmerton, Job Interview

Janai Kerr, Jim Thorpe, Plumbing

Tyler Hahn, Palmerton, Precision Maching Technology

Stephanie Villalta, Jim Thorpe, Prepared Speech

Third Place

John Nickerson, Panther Valley, Automotive Refinishing

Shelby Haydt, Panther Valley, Extemporaneous Speaking

Kyle Cope, Lehighton, Industrial Motor Control

Kayla Sharwell, Jim Thorpe, Photography