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State Tech students take top honors in PAS competition

State conference held on State Tech campus

Earlier this week, State Technical College of Missouri was host for the Missouri Postsecondary Agricultural Student (PAS) organization’s annual state conference.

Students from across the state of Missouri visited the main campus in Linn, MO to compete in various career program areas. 

State Tech students enrolled in the Commercial Turf & Grounds Management (CTG) program participated in the contests in which several students received top honors.

Chris Bowen, Jefferson City, MO was a first place winner in Career Planning, Horticulture, Environmental & Natural Resource Systems.  

In the category of Employment Interview, three State Tech students finished in first place.   Ben Schmitz, Westphalia, MO won first place in Employment Interview, Ag Business Sales; Sam Poettgen, Freeburg, MO won first in Employment Interview, Landscaping & Nursery; and Will Register, Sedalia, MO was first in Employment Interview, Fertilizer & Ag Chemicals.

Four CTG students walked away with first place in the Specialist Contests.   Ryan Mosley, Linn, MO, and Josh Kucsik, Linn, MO, finished in first place for Floriculture, Team.  Mosley also took first in Floriculture, Individual.   Poettgen and Nick Zeilman, Linn, MO were first in Landscape & Nursery, Team.  Alex Huetten, Excelsior Springs, MO finished in first place for Landscape and Nursery, Individual.

Students who qualify at state will compete at the National PAS conference in Des Moines, IA.

Bowen was also selected by delegates at the conference to serve as the 2012-2013 Missouri PAS Vice-President. 

For a complete list of winners refer to the chart below:

Chris Bowen

Career Planning, Horticulture, Environmental & Natural Resource Systems

1st Place

Alex Huetten

Career Planning, Horticulture, Environmental & Natural Resource Systems

2nd Place

Nick Zeilman

Career Planning, Horticulture, Environmental & Natural Resource Systems

3rd Place

Ben Schmitz

Employment Interview, Ag Business Sales

1st Place

Sam Poettgen

Employment Interview, Landscaping & Nursery

1st Place

Brittany Marshall

Employment Interview, Landscaping & Nursery

2nd Place

Ryan Mosley

Employment Interview, Floriculture

2nd Place

Nathan Rosenkotter

Employment Interview, Floriculture

3rd Place

Will Register

Employment Interview, Fertilizer & Ag Chemicals

1st Place

Ryan Mosley

Floriculture, Team

1st Place

Josh Kucsik

Floriculture, Team

1st Place

Ryan Mosley

Floriculture, Individual

1st Place

Josh Kucsik

Floriculture, Individual

3rd Place

Sam Poettgen

Landscape & Nursery, Team

1st Place

Nick Zeilman

Landscape & Nursery, Team

1st Place

Brittany Marshall

Landscape & Nursery, Team

2nd Place

Alex Huetten

Landscape & Nursery, Team

2nd Place

Alex Huetten

Landscape & Nursery, Individual

1st Place

Nick Zeilman

Landscape & Nursery, Individual

2nd Place

Zach Beamer

Landscape & Nursery, Individual

3rd Place

 With more than 35 programs, State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission.   STC prepares students for profitable employment and a life of learning.  STC has three locations in Linn, Mexico and Jefferson City.    

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