TECHNICALLY SOUND—Technical Education student Jerry Bonifield placed third in the nation in his category at the Skills USA National Championship. Bonifield ranked third in precision machining technology. In addition, Alex Deatherage placed fifth in computerized numerical control milling. SWIC is the only college with a technical school in the St. Louis region that brought representatives to the national competition.
At the state challenge, five students earned four gold medals, one silver and a bronze. Pictured, from left, are Welding Instructor Kevin Corgan, Edgar McClary, Board Chair Nick Mance, SWIC President Georgia Costello, Ph.D., Mitch McFarland, Deatherage, Technical Education Dean Brad Sparks, Bonifield and Industrial Technology Coordinator Mark Bosworth.