FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nine LTC students recently attended the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. First Row, L to R, Tyler Hanna, Brittany Mueller, Kyle Holtz, Second Row: Wouter Star, Nick Miles, Dianne Philipsen, Calvin Abts, Sam Nigon, and Jenny Nash.
CLEVELAND, WI –
CLEVELAND ÃƒÂ¢Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã¯Â¿Â½ Recently, seven LTC students qualified to participate in the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. This year, over 700 students from agriculture colleges and universities from 16 states were in attendance. Participants from LTC placed at both the national and state levels.
In the national team competitions, LTC placed fourth out of 21 teams in Dairy Specialist and was the highest placing school with a one year program. The Dairy Specialist team included Sam Nigon, Nick Miles, and Jenny Nash. Nash placed 9th overall, Miles placed 12th, and Nigon placed 15th out of a total 64 competing individuals.
In national individual employment interview competitions, three students placed highly in their respective categories. Kyle Holtz took second place in Forestry and Natural Resources, Nigon placed fourth in Dairy Production, and Dianne Philipsen took fourth in Agriculture Education.
At the state level, LTC had two teams with five of the top ten individuals that placed in the top three in the Dairy Specialist category with one team taking first place and the other taking third place. In the state individual employment interview competitions, five students placed highly in their respective categories. Philipsen was first in Agriculture Education, Nigon was first in Dairy Production, Holtz was first in Forestry and Natural resources, Wouter Star was second in Dairy Production and Calvin Abts was third in Dairy Production.
"We are very proud of the accomplishments these students attained at the conference," said Sheryl Nehls, LTC Dairy Herd Management Instructor. "LTC is one of very few one year programs at Nationals and we always competed well with the two year schools."
PAS is one of 10 career and technical student organizations approved by the United States Department of Education as an integral part of career and technical education. Their motto is "uniting education and industry in agriculture."
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.