EASTERN Students Win at 2021 SkillsUSA State Competition

Thirteen students from Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) in Willow Grove competed virtually in their skill areas or with their leadership proficiency at the SkillsUSA State Competitions held earlier this month. Students from all over Pennsylvania took part in the competition. SkillsUSA is a national student leadership organization that encourages students to be productive individuals in our democratic society, work to their potential, become responsible, be proud of their accomplishments and supportive of their community. Gold medalists are invited to participate in the virtual National competition to be held in June. Medalists from EASTERN include:

Gold Medal Winners

  • Action Skills – Ben Hoffman, EASTERN Culinary Arts/Upper Dublin High School
  • Customer Service – Nicole Klaski, EASTERN Commercial Art/Abington Senior High School
  • Job Interview – Kayla Marshall, EASTERN Business and Technology Professional/Cheltenham High School

Ben Hoffman

Ben Hoffman

Kayla Marshall

Kayla Marshall

Nicole Klaski

Nicole Klaski

Silver Medal Winners

  • Esthetics – Lillian Trump, EASTERN Cosmetology/Cheltenham High School
  • Promotional Bulletin Board – Laurence Jacoby, EASTERN Commercial Art/Springfield Township High School; Sarah Boyce, EASTERN Commercial Art/Springfield Township High School; Isabella Iannuzzi – EASTERN Commercial Art/Abington Senior High School

Bronze Medal Winners

  • Medical Terminology – Cashmearmarya Moore, EASTERN Allied Health/Cheltenham High School
  • Photography – Erica Layson, EASTERN Commercial Art/Abington Senior High School

“We are extremely proud of our students’ accomplishments,” said Dr. Cathleen Plesnarski, EASTERN’s Executive Director. “This year was challenging, and these students made a commitment to making the best of the situation and to give full effort toward making it great despite the circumstances. Congratulations to all who participated!”

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