College of Western Idaho (CWI) will send seven students to compete at the national SkillsUSA  competition following gold medal finishes at the organization’s State Leadership and Skills Conference last weekend (April 10-11). CWI captured 20 medals overall, securing six silver and seven bronze finishes.
CWI enjoyed success in 13 unique events, some of which were hosted at CWI's Ada County Center and Micron Center for Professional Technical Education. The College earned multiple medals in six events, including a sweep in Computer Maintenance Technology.
CWI’s gold medal finishers were Ivan Vojvodic (CNC Milling), Sharon Estrada (Commercial Baking), Victor Nunez (Computer Maintenance Technology), Jake Arkoosh (Diesel Equipment Technology), Michael Tamas (Extemporaneous Speech), Carlos Gonzales (Internetworking), and Lisa Webb (Prepared Speech).
These top finishes have qualified them for a trip to Kansas City, Mo., June 23-27, to compete in the 50th-annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.