BEAUMONT – Lamar Institute of Technology students brought home a total of 20 medals from this past week’s SkillsUSA State competition, held in San Antonio.
LIT won 12 gold medals, 7 silver and a bronze.

Gold medals were won by: Ronnie Richard of Beaumont, electronic technology; Carmen Eberhard of Sour Lake, employment application process; David Sicktich of Orange, extemporaneous speaking; Ralph Nesthill of Beaumont, industrial motor control; Jay Nelson of Beaumont, job interview; Llyween Hunt of Beaumont, major appliance technology; Brian Buckalew of Nederland, telecommunications cabling; Marques Cash of Beaumont, web design; Cody Murphy of Evadale, web design; Ethan Tade of Nederland, welding fabrication demonstration; Chance Gallier of Hamshire, welding fabrication demonstration; and Dusty Green of Winnie, welding fabrication demonstration.
Silver medalists are: Derrick Dixon of Beaumont, computer programming and job skill demonstration A; Robert Black of Vidor, HVAC & refrigeration; Dontae Armstrong of Missouri City, telecommunications cabling; Cedrick Franklin of Beaumont, web design; Chris Quesada of Beaumont, web design; and Hamilton Ford of Winnie, welding.
Jeremy Cole of Lumberton won a bronze medal in telecommunications cabling.

The students will represent LIT and the state of Texas at the SkillsUSA National Contest in Kansas City, Mo., June 20-25.