William Tolman, a rising senior at Vale High School, placed first in power equipment technology at the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference. (Submitted photo)
VALE – Last year, when the Skills USA National Leadership and Skills Conference was canceled due to Covid, William Tolman said he was “bummed.”
Still, after a virtual competition at the state level, it was “not really a shock” when the Vale High School student heard he wouldn’t be allowed to compete at the national level.
This year, Tolman, who will be a senior, had a chance to finish what he started.
For the second year in a row, he won first place in power equipment technology at the state championship, tacking on another first-place win in automotive maintenance and light repair.
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