Six Southern Lehigh High School students attending Lehigh County Technical Institute (LCTI) placed during this year's District 11 SkillsUSA competition, held at the Allentown Fairgrounds. Southern Lehigh students Casidy Myers and Savanna Lerch each placed first in their division -- Myers in Cosmetology and Lerch in Early Childhood Education.
In total, LCTI took home 16 gold medals, 18 silver medals and 13 bronze medals.
Southern Lehigh's medalists are:
Early Childhood Education
Health Knowledge Bowl
This isn't the first time Southern Lehigh students have been singled out at LCTI. Several students have been named student of the month. In spring 2012, two students were presented the Elmer Gates award by LCTI. The selection criteria for the award include scholastic achievement, participation in SkillsUSA, membership and leadership positions in student organizations and sports, community involvement, and an entrepreneurial spirit that includes a superior work ethic and a positive attitude toward teamwork, quality performance and productivity.
According to Wikipedia, SkillsUSA is an American career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations.