Students and advisers from across Delaware brought home honors from the 54th annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in June in Louisville, Kentucky.

Delaware students represented the state in competitive events such as architectural drafting, automotive service technology, aviation maintenance technology, carpentry, computer programming, cosmetology, criminal justice, diesel equipment technology, electronics technology, extemporaneous speaking, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, industrial motor controls, information technology, masonry, plumbing, prepared speech, technical math and welding.

A delegation of 83 students and advisers from six schools represented Delaware in national competition, and Delaware students earned 11 top-10 national honors.

Eight Delaware students were honored as national medalists. Gold medalist was Ashish D'Souza, computer programming. Bronze medalists were Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross and Hannah Wolk, broadcast news production; Robert Bell, internetworking; Jacob Harrison, electronics technology; and Alex Colon Perez, sheet metal.

The top-10 national placements were, first place, computer programming, Ashish D’Souza, of Polytech High School; third place, broadcast news production, Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross and Hannah Wolk, of Sussex Tech High School; third place, internetworking,Robert Bell, of Polytech High School; third place, electronics technology, Jacob Harrison, of Polytech High School; third place, sheet metal, Alex Colon Perez, of Delcastle Tech High School; fourth place, audio radio production, Jacob Hoffpauir and Josh Hoffpauir, of Sussex Tech High School; sixth place, advertising design, Haley Norwood, of Sussex Tech High School; seventh place, career pathways human services, Denise Garcia Alonzo, Courtney Respes and Alyssa Todd, of Delcastle Tech High School; seventh place, welding sculpture, Savion Hollis, of Delcastle Tech High School; seventh place, industrial motor control, William Shaha, of St. Georges Technical High School; eighth place, television (video) production, Abigail Drummond and Julia Hardy, of Sussex Tech High School.

For more, visit delawareskillsusa.org.