Colten Gearhart from Dayton, PA placed second in the state of Pennsylvania Skills USA
Competition in Hershey on April 19-20. Gearhart was one of 14 students to compete,
completing projects including identifying Furnace and Air-Conditioning parts, breaking down
and reassembling multiple units, and equipment troubleshooting.
Gearhart qualified for this event by placing First in Local and District challenges.
Colten came to Bradigan’s through the Cooperative Vocational Technical Education program
offered at Lenape Vocational Technical School. The program allows students to alternate in
school academics and vocational technical instruction with employment in an occupational
Gearhart was awarded an $8000.00 scholarship in HVACR at The University of Ohio and will
graduate from Lenape Vo-Tech this week.
Everyone at Bradigan’s is proud of his accomplishment and wish him good luck for a promising