MILFORD — It’s a good time for students at some of the state’s technical schools.
Five Platt Technical High School manufacturing students earned trophies in CNC machining at the SkillsUSA Connecticut competitions at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford.
First, second and third place trophies in CNC turning were awarded to Kevin Pineda, Angelo Genovisi and Mateo Vanegas, respectively. For CNC milling, Jesse Pena and Anthony Pizzola were awarded first and second place, respectively. The first-place winners will compete in the national competition in Kansas City this June. Platt ranked No. 2 among all schools in 2012.
Two students at Emmett O’Brien Vocational Technical High School in Ansonia also received honors in the form of $10,000 scholarships for finishing first in the Connecticut Auto Dealers Association Auto-Tech Competition, which featuring teams competing against one another to solve a series of automotive technical challenges.
The winners were Daniel Tatum of Shelton and Mike Altman of Ansonia, who went on to compete at the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City.