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TMCC Students Earn Awards in National SkillsUSA Competition

Posted: Jul 9, 2010

Truckee Meadows Community College student Katie Hildreth-Knapp (Sparks) recently won a gold medal in commercial baking at the National SkillsUSA Conference held in Kansas City, Mo. Hildreth-Knapp also received a certificate of merit for skills competency.

TMCC student Andrea Garrett (Sparks) was acknowledged for a top ten finish in culinary arts, placing seventh in the nation. She also received a certificate of merit for scoring above the national average in skills competency. In addition, student Daniel Graham (Reno) finished fourth place in the diesel technology division.

“Our students did an amazing job representing Nevada and TMCC not only as winners, but with their sportsmanship and professionalism. I am very proud and excited for them,” said Karen Cannan, TMCC professor and coordinator of the culinary arts program.

Since 1967 the SkillsUSA Championships have grown from 54 competitors in three contests to more than 4,700 competitors in 84 hands-on skill and leadership contests. SkillsUSA adds contests to the SkillsUSA Championships to meet the demands of new and expanding occupations. SkillsUSA affiliated instructional programs represent more than 130 different occupational areas.

TMCC is a comprehensive community college located in Reno, Nevada. The college serves more than 13,000 students each semester in 50 degree and certificate programs, and an additional 10,000 students annually in non-credit classes.

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