GTCC students rake in awards in SkillsUSA state competition

Published on: May 4, 2023
Lauren Lewis works to repair a vehicle that had been in a collision.
Lauren Lewis, competing in the collision repair estimating competition, is one of 20 first-place SkillsUSA participants for GTCC.

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (May 4, 2023) – Guilford Technical Community College students captured 20 first-place awards and eight second-place awards in the SkillsUSA North Carolina state competition held April 18-20 at GTCC, the Greensboro Coliseum, and Koury Convention Center.

GTCC had 39 top-five finishers across 22 areas of competition.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, middle school, high school, and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Through its local, state, and national competitions, students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.

The state competition was the largest showcase of career and technical education in North Carolina with more than 2,100 students competing in over 120 hands-on trade, technical and leadership contests spanning more than 95 trade areas.

All first-place winners move on to the SkillsUSA national conference June 19-23 in Atlanta.

Following is a list of GTCC's top finishers in the SkillsUSA North Carolina state competition:


  • Dustin Aldridge, aviation
  • Lauren Lewis, collision repair estimating
  • Callie Mathis, computer programming
  • Lucas Curtis, cyber security, team
  • Desmond Brady, cyber security, team
  • Xavier Hill, criminal justice
  • Madison Gore, restaurant service
  • Fatima Khan, commercial baking
  • Madison Luck, health occupational professional portfolio
  • Daisee Ayscue, dental assisting
  • Makayla Petroff, health knowledge bowl, team
  • Natalie Jennings, health knowledge bowl, team
  • Nayeli Bustos-Martinez, health knowledge bowl, team
  • Maitlynn Scarlette, health knowledge bowl, team
  • Abigail Davis, EMT, team
  • Ana Dominquez-Arias, EMT, team
  • Keymian Crisp, first aid/CPR
  • Mary Medlin, HVACR
  • Garrett Stefanick, HVACR
  • Jesus Gonzalez-Pineda, major appliance service and repair


  • Matthew Baloga, automotive post-secondary
  • Zachary Ross, carpentry
  • Jonathan Bennett, CNC technician
  • Diana Arreguin, criminal justice
  • Juan Montiel, restaurant service
  • Olivia Woodard, dental assisting
  • Brenna Steger, first aid/CPR
  • Jayden Arreola, HVACR


  • Joseph Glavey, Carpentry
  • Dewey Johnson, automotive refinishing technology
  • Timothy Newton, computer programming
  • Chunlee Tith, culinary arts
  • Claudio Pandolfi, commercial baking
  • Raven Taylor, first aid/CPR
  • Matthew Hinterberger, HVACR
  • Juan Garacia-Cruz, plumbing


  • Aaron Lewis, collision repair estimating
  • Antonio Crosby, collision repair technology
  • Wyatt Roberson, criminal justice
  • Stephanie Strucinski, culinary arts
  • Tucker Messinger, diesel technology
  • Mohammad Sardarzada, plumbing


  • Jordan Flinchum, diesel technology
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