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February 27, 2013

SkillsUSA district winners compete in Jackson

DECATUR —     Winners of the recent Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3 are participating in the final day of competition at the state event Jackson.

    More than 180 students competed in the annual district event, which was held earlier this month at East Central Community College. Receiving top honors in the respective categories include:

    Architectural Drafting: Joshua Wilcox, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center, third place.

    Automotive Service Technology: Curtis Smith, first place, Leake County Career-Technical Center; Weslee Wright, second, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel; and Aaron Betts, third, Wayne County Career-Technical Center.

    Cabinetmaking: Jared Revette, first place, Smith County Career-Technical Center;  Michael Barnett, second, Philadelphia/ Neshoba County Career-Technical Center; and Matthew Baldereas, third, Ross Collins Career-Technical Center in Meridian.

    Carpentry: Keifer Wolfe, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; Douglas Hughes, second, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; and Blake Faulkner, third, Leake County Career-Technical Center.  

    Extemporaneous Speaking: Michael Brandon, first place, and Kwanza Overstreet, second, both students at the Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

    Job Skills Demonstration A: Daniel Hudson, first place, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel; Dale Chancellor, second, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; and Baylan Myrick, third, Leake County Career-Technical Center.

    Job Skills Demonstration Open: Jacob Hodge, first place, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel; Joe Salmon, second, West Point Career-Techical Center; and Jordan Prisock, third, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center.

    Job Interview: Jacob Dendy, first place; Haiden Nowell, second; and Hunter Vaughn, third, all students at the Choctaw County Career-Technical Center.

    Masonry: Daniel Hughes and Cortez Johnson (assistant), first place, Choctaw County Career Center; Bryce Turner and Lederrius Richardson (helper), second, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center; and James DoBose and J.T. Miles (helper), third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

    Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Choctaw County Career and  Technical Center (Logan Black, Tyler Cagle, Macy Clement, Jemarkis Fair, Tret Furr, Dillon Murphy and Dra Smith), first place; Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center (Savannah Alawine, Gabrielle Bates, Bridgette McFarland, Hannah Pilgrim, Rachel Rogers, Kimberly Talbert and Shea Tate), second; and Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center (Dillon Copeland, Shone Cumberland, Devin Anderson, Lathomas Brown, Roxana Johnson, Lesli Jayne Pickett and Jeremy Sangster), third.

    Precision Machining: Tyler Runnels, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; Cody Reed, second, Winston/ Louisville Career-Technical Center; and Jarvis Taylor, third, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.  

    Quiz Bowl: Leake County Career-Technical Center (Derek Baker, Veonta Jenkins, Earnest Washington, Zachary Williams and Jessey Wither), first place; Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center (River Clemons, Darius Dora, Eric Davis, Jakari Houston and Kayla Langford), second; and A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel (Matthew Etheridge, Breanna Massey, Lacey McLain, Kayla Pryor, Herb Sasser, Blake Barrett and Dylan Finch), third.

    Related Technical Math: Hannah Williams, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; and Tommy Bell, second, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center.

Residential Wiring: Keyshawn Everett, first place, Wayne County Career-Technical Center.

    Sheet Metal: Ben John, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center.

    Technical Drafting: Hayden Sumrall, first place, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel.

    Welding: Michael Jones, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; Ethan Freeman, second, Wayne County Career-Technical Center; and James McLain, third, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center.

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