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Spirit of MTI Awards Announced

The twenty-first annual Spirit of MTI awards were announced on Mitchell Technical Institute’s graduation day, May 8. Faculty members annually select one student graduating from each program for the honor. Students are chosen as the graduates who best embody the “spirit” of MTI and exemplify their chosen occupation through study, hard work, reliability, contribution to their program, and future potential in their employment field.

2020 recipients include:

AccountingEstefani Estrada, Huron
Agricultural BusinessBlake Kontz, Flandreau
AgronomyIan Hoarty, Wessington Springs
Animal ScienceNoah Schenkel, Tyndall
Automation Controls/SCADARease Logan, Gettysburg
Architectural Design & Building ConstructionJoseph Beaner, Canistota
Business ManagementLane Wesseling, Plankinton
Culinary AcademyJacie Teller, Buffalo
Diesel Power TechnologySantanya Matucha, Burke
Electrical Construction & MaintenanceSkyler Niemann, Watertown
Electrical Utilities & Substation TechnologyJames Gengler, Salix, IA
GPS/GIS Mapping TechnologyAdam Trimble, Belle Fourche
Heating & Cooling TechnologyAlex Schaeffer, Winner
Human Services TechnicianMason Ottoson, Chester
Information Systems TechnologyJonah Zwinger, Dimock
Licensed Practical NursingAmy Esh, Fulton
Light Truck TechnologyTanner Pulscher, Davis
Manufacturing & MachiningJaxon Guenther, Crofton, NE
Medical AssistantElaina Houser, Mitchell
Medical Laboratory TechnologyTravis Pollreisz, Mitchell
Medical Office ProfessionalMorgan Turner, Mitchell
Natural Gas TechnologyEly McCluskey, Newcastle, NE
Power Line Construction & MaintenanceMatthew Schnyer, Cheyenne, WY
Power Sports Technology-MotorcycleStephen Oyen, Salem
Power Sports Technology-MarineRuth Clemente Escalera, Loiza, Puerto Rico
Precision Ag TechnologyLuke Masters, Mapleton, IA
Progressive WeldingRaymond Ketelsen, Box Elder
Radiation TherapyBrianna Weis, Creston, IA
Radiologic TechnologyKelsie Anderson, New Underwood
TelecommunicationsConnor Wendland, Baltic
Wind Turbine TechnologyChandler Schopp, Lemmon


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