Topeka, Kan.Career and technical education students from across Kansas brought home medals from the 2024 SkillsUSA Kansas State Championships Conference. Students from Washburn Tech won a total of 48 medals at the competition, including 26 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 12 bronze medals.

      The 2024 state championships were held in Hutchinson, Kan., in late April. During the SkillsUSA competition, students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations such as automotive refinishing, cabinetmaking, culinary arts and welding fabrication.

      Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and scholarships to further their careers and education. The annual championships event is for middle school, high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.

      Gold medal winners from each state will compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta, Ga., June 24-28. Washburn Tech will have 29 students participating in the event, which attracts more than 16,000 students, teachers and business partners, and showcases career and technical education students from around the country. It is the largest gathering of America’s future skilled workforce and the ultimate recognition of excellence in career and technical education.

Washburn Tech SkillsUSA Kansas winners by high school, alphabetically

Home school

  • Robert Engell, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Catheryn Chew, Bronze, Baking & Pastry

Jefferson West High School

  • Matthew Hodgkiss, Gold, Automotive Refinishing
  • Jarred Mason, Silver, Collision Repair Technology

McLouth High School

  • Makaylee Barfield, Silver, Nail Care

Perry-Lecompton High School

  • Palin Orr, Gold, Esthetics

Seaman High School

  • Jacob Gaddis, Gold, Welding Fabrication
  • Jesse Gillgannon, Gold, Welding Fabrication
  • Tyler Sivertson, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Maximo Cruevas, Silver, Electrical Const. Wiring 

Tonganoxie High School

  • Jose Moreno, Gold, Welding Fabrication

Topeka High School

  • Makayla Johnson-Toland, Gold, Nail Care
  • Caley Phillips, Bronze, Collision Damage Appraisal 

Topeka West High School

  • Khale Dalsing-Short, Gold, TeamWorks

Washburn Rural High School

  • Mayamiko Sangalakula, Silver, Pin Design

Wabaunsee Senior High School

  • Hunter Ridder, Bronze, Automotive Refinishing

Washburn Tech post-secondary SkillsUSA Kansas winners

  • A'Darion Monroe-Drew, Gold, Automotive Refinishing
  • Thomas Geraghty, Gold, Baking & Pastry
  • Zevin Para-Cremer, Gold, Cabinetmaking
  • Wyatt Deters, Gold, Culinary Arts
  • Brad Tobyne, Gold, Electrical Const. Wiring
  • Thomas Geraghty, Gold, Job Skill Demo – A
  • Taylor Sanders, Gold, Medical Math
  • Taylor Sanders, Gold, Medical Terminology
  • Tyler Cook, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • Zevin Para-Cremer, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • Joseph “Joey” Richardson, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • Alex Runnebaum, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • William Sevy, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • Corey York, Gold, Quiz Bowl
  • Chaumin Wahweotten, Gold, Restaurant Service
  • Khale Dalsing-Short, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Robert Engell, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Tyler Silverson, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Cale Waddell, Gold, TeamWorks
  • Bailey Longstaff, Gold, T-Shirt Design


  • Lucas Keck, Silver, Automotive Service
  • Alex Runnebaum, Silver, Cabinetmaking
  • Joseph “Joey” Richardson, Silver, Culinary Arts
  • Peyton Grubb, Silver, Job Skill Demo – A
  • Joshua “Mikey” Crouse, Silver, Medical Math
  • Joshua “Mikey” Crouse, Silver, Medical Terminology


  • Ethan Maldonado, Bronze, Automotive Refinishing
  • Tyler Cook, Bronze, Cabinetmaking
  • Bailey Longstaff, Bronze, Collision Damage Appraisal
  • Wyatt Raines, Bronze, Collision Repair Technology
  • Taylor Sanders, Bronze, Job Skill Demo – Open
  • Autumn Magathan, Bronze, Medical Math
  • Autumn Magathan, Bronze, Medical Terminology
  • Maquela Vega, Bronze, Nail Care
  • Cristian Alarid, Bronze, Prepared Speech


For further information, contact:
Landon Hall 
Assistant Director of Marketing and Community Relations 
Telephone: 785-670-2199 
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