RIVEROAK Technical College (RTC) students took part in the State of Florida SkillsUSA competition held in Lakeland with three students placing.

Dixie Randolph placed third in adult Culinary Arts division. According to Culinary Arts Instructor Mona Kelley, this is the highest finish any RTC culinary arts students has placed.

Olivia Bruening took home the gold in Masonry and Jakob Holub returned to Suwannee with a gold medal in Carpentry.

With their first place finishes, Bruening and Holub will advance on to the national competition held in St. Louis.

RTC Director Mary Keen is very proud of the students and their accomplishments. Keen says, “SkillsUSA is a student organization that provides educational programs, events and competitions in support of career and technical education. RTC is very proud of all the students who recently competed at the State of Florida SkillsUSA Conference. These students are our future leaders and I feel confident that they will continue to shine in their respective careers. I am thankful for all our teachers who also serve as SkillsUSA Advisors. They, along with the students, work many additional hours to ensure that RTC shines at SkillsUSA competitive events.”