Esk Among 33 State Champions at Chickasha Campus

student in precision machining classroom

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.

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


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