Crowder Students Headed to National Skills USA Competition

Skills USA Participants

Neosho, MO – Crowder College students in high school (secondary) and college (post) programs competed in the state Skills USA competition with several scoring gold and qualifying for the national conference to be held June 24-28, in Atlanta.

The students earning gold who are competing include:

Mechatronics Secondary:

Calvin Zuniga – Crowder

Hasler Lopez – McDonald County HS


Mechatronics – Post:

Christopher Alexander – Joplin

Coy Harper – Exeter


Medical Terminology – Secondary:

Allyson Fry – McDonald County HS


Welding Fabrication Team – Post:

Austin Popovits – Branson

Tyler Kinsley – Carl Junction

Blake Irwin – Sarcoxie


The following students participated in the state competition. Some contests do not have a national competition, but students earned gold scores at the state level. Those students include:


Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl: Secondary


Abigail Alvarez-Perez (Neosho HS) Gold

Sarai Alvarez-Perez (Neosho HS) Gold

Alex Henry (Neosho HS) Gold
Kohlman Wilson (Seneca HS) Gold

Wyatt Crum (Seneca HS) Gold


Diesel Equipment Tech Information – Post

Levi Leavitt (Pierce City) Gold

Nicholas Stephens (Seneca) Gold

Bryant Arias (Carthage) Silver


Mechatronics – Post

Jonathon Bopp – (Neosho) Silver

Jairo Lara (Duenweg) Silver


Mobile Electronics Installation – Post

Chris Ibarra (Monett) Silver


Diesel Equipment Tech Information – Secondary

Alex Jones (McDonald County HS) – Silver


Power Equipment Technology – Post

Ethan Moore (Purdy) – Silver


Welding Technical Information – Post

Austin Popovits (Branson) – silver


Computer Networking Tech Information – Secondary

Kaleb Shore (Neosho HS) – Silver


Criminal Justice – Secondary

Kohlman Wilson (Seneca HS) – Silver


Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC): Crowder College serves the five area school districts and homeschool students in Diamond, East Newton, McDonald County, Neosho, and Seneca by providing technical education courses while they are in high school. The students are able to continue their education or enter the workforce with credentials in a variety of fields. For more information go to:


SkillsUSA information: SkillsUSA is the #1 workforce development organization for students. We empower students to become skilled professionals, career-ready leaders and responsible community members.

Representing nearly 400,000 career and technical education students and teachers.