Worstell is the daughter of Dan and Kathy Rufener of Kidron and Bruce Worstell of Kidron. She won a gold medal for her efforts.
Three students won bronze medals for third place. Micah Steiner, of Smithville, won third in related technical math. Steiner is a senior in engineering technologies, the son of Dan and Janis Steiner of Orrville. Tyler Eley, of Triway, a senior in printing technologies, won third place in graphic communications. He is the son of Julie Eley of Shreve and Tom Eley of Wooster. Also winning third was Michael Power, of Wooster, in electronics technology. He is in electronics and computer networking, and the son of Rachel Coffy of Wooster and John Power of Wooster.
Winning fourth place were: David Cole, of Chippewa, in diesel equipment technology; Kaylee Host, of Waynedale, in practical nursing, and the opening and closing ceremonies team of Chris Randalls of Dalton, Mark Blankenship of Smithville, Becca Pickard and Zach Vance, both of Waynedale; David Miller and Clara Everhart, both of Triway; and Tyler Ward of Orrville.
In other contests, fifth place went to Austin Pamer of Northwestern in culinary arts; carpentry student Joe Coblentz, of Waynedale, won sixth in cabinetmaking; practical nursing student Kody Croskey, of Smithville, won seventh place in basic health care; and electronics and computer networking student Matt Richey, of Waynedale, won seventh place in computer maintenance.
The quiz bowl team taking ninth place included Dean Morrison of Norwayne, Cory Johnson and Sawyer Topovski, both of Northwestern, Shannon Gantzler and Ariel Larson, both of Triway, and Andrew Yoder of Waynedale.
Devon Winters, of Orrville, won ninth in welding, and Samantha Steiner, of Smithville, won ninth in job skills demo A.
Tenth place winners in chapter display were carpentry students Justin Edwards and Josh Leach, both of Smithville, and construction technologies student Preston Clark, of Orrville, won 15th place in masonry.
Attending the state competition as delegates were Glen Herman of Orrville, Kaitlin Shires and Samantha Taylor, both of Triway, and Alex Berlin of Smithville.
WCJVS board member Susie Lawson will accompany the group to national competition, also judging job skills demo and assisting with the medical math competitions. Career center math teacher and SkillsUSA co-adviser Scott Brown also judges job skills demo at nationals and is the contest coordinator for medical math. Brown and Pamela Vorkapich, practical nursing instructor and SkillsUSA co-adviser, are both national education team members, and will be recognized for their five years of service with a pin. Vorkapich will judge medical math and building maintenance contests.
Published: May 16, 2012