Esk Among 33 State Champions at Chickasha Campus
May 24, 2021 - CV Tech Admin
Hundreds of students enroll in programs each year at Canadian Valley Technology Center with an end goal to learn valuable skills that will lead to employment.
Once on campus, many discover unrealized leadership potential and a competitive drive within the school’s Career Tech Student Organizations. Skill application is put to the test in local, state and national competitions.
Jonathan Esk enrolled in CV Tech’s Precision Machining Technology program last year. He quickly discovered he was a natural fit, said Wes Hess, instructor. Esk spent his junior year of high school learning mostly manual machine operation.
This year, he advanced to programming and operating more complex computer numerical control (CNC) machines and flourished, Hess said. Esk, 18, and a recent Tuttle High School graduate, won the state SkillsUSA CNC Technician gold medal. Hess said he immediately set a higher goal.
“He told me last year he is going to win nationals,” Hess said.
SkillsUSA Nationals is June 8-9. Esk must complete a virtual skills demonstration of his abilities. The competition mirrors the workplace. Machinists start with a blue print and use machine tools, such as manual or CNC lathes, milling machines and grinders to produce precise parts for several industries.
Esk is one of 33 CV Tech Chickasha Campus high school and adult students to win a state gold medal. Many of them will compete at virtual national competitions next month.
State Contest Results
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
Medical Law & Ethics Knowledge: 5. Courtney Bennett, post-secondary
Health Informatics: 3. Taylor Stewart
Nutrition Knowledge: 3. Tara Hagar, post-secondary
Medical Spelling: 2. Racquel Jefferson, post-secondary
Cultural Diversities & Disparities: 2. Sarah Castillo, post-secondary
Job Seeking Skills: 1. Courtney Jernigan, post-secondary
CPR / First Aid Team: 1. Shelly Courtney; Destiny Cox
Creative Problem-Solving Team: 1. Olivia Linster; Donnia Woods; Mallory Cardin
HOSA Bowl Team: 1. Jessica Trott; Shannon LaTray; Destiny Cox; Olivia Linster
Anatomage Tournamet Team: 2. Jessica Trott; Shannon LaTray; Destiny Cox; Olivia Linster
Behaviors: 3. Brelynn Ibsen, post-secondary
Medical Law & Ethics Knowledge: 2. Victor Juarez, post-secondary
Medical Terminology: 3. Austin Fitch, post-secondary
Medical Photography: 1. Jon Dowdy, post-secondary; 2. Avery Stephens
Nutrition Knowledge: 1. Rebekkah Hannah, post-secondary
Forensic Science: 1. Alyson Fenton, post-secondary
Human Growth & Development: 2. Monique Collins, post-secondary
Health Career Display Team: 1. Cayden Copeland; Kaiten Hamlin
Community Awareness Team: 1. Jennifer Douglas; Miranda Post; 2. McKenzie Simmons; Emily Verhines
Prepared Speaking: 3. Mia McClung
Health Career Photography: 3. Kace Prather
Health Career Display Team: 4. Sarah Carrillo; Kennedy Seales
Research Poster: 5. Kendall Meadows
HOSA Bowl Team: 2. Monica Cano; Makaylee Douglas; Tricia Hibbard; Haylee Sexton
Auto Refinishing Technology: 2. Jacob Mobley, post-secondary
CNC Milling Specialist: 1. Dustin Lynch
CNC Technician: 1. Jonathan Esk
CNC Turning Specialist: 1. Awbrey Payne
CNC Turning Specialist: 1. Lyndzie Pechacek, post-secondary
Collision Repair: 1. Nathan Gamble
Engineering Technology & Design Team: 1. Matelyn Jones; Jarrett Linden; Kolten Spencer
Grounds Equipment Op: 2. Korey Davidson
Hard Surface: 1. Jimmy Ray Cornish
HVAC Troubleshooting: 2. Kaleb Shearer, post-secondary
Opening/Closing Ceremonies Team: 3. Praeda Crowl, William Dinsmore; Jack Golowenski; Wyatt Riley; Caiden Thomason; Areaunna Tucker; Ryan Wilkins
Precision Machining: 1. Carson Chaney
Prepared Speech: 2. Trenten Rippy
Principles of Engineering: 3. Nathan Dennis
Quiz Bowl Team: 1. Amos Gonzalez; Zayne Jimenez; Oscar Longoria; Lyndzie Pechacek; Kyle Perry
Sheet Metal: 1. Oscar Longoria, post-secondary
Small Engine Parts ID: 2. Parker Shaffer
Tool ID: 3. Charlie Carpenter
T-Shirt Design: 2. Brooke Herndon
Zero Turn Mower: 3. Zane Sowers
Recent CV Tech and Tuttle High School graduate Johnathan Esk put his precision machining skills to the test at the virtual state SkillsUSA Contest and won a gold medal. He is one of nearly three dozen students to win state championship hardware at student organization contests this spring.