Pearl River Community College

High school students compete in Skills USA

  POPLARVILLE - Hundreds of high school students competed Thursday, Feb. 11, in Skills USA Region 5 competition at Pearl River Community College.
Winners will go on to state competition March 1 and 2 in Jackson.
  Results are as follows:
  Architectural drafting - Noah Bell, Pascagoula College and Career Technical Institute, first; Tyler Norman, Harrison County Career Technical Center, second; Michael Blackwell, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, third.
  Automotive service technology - Chelsey Burge, Lamar County Career Technical Education Center, first; Robert Pilgrim, Harrison County CTC, second; Keeth Prince, Gulfport High Technical Center, third.
  Cabinetmaking - William McKay, Ocean Springs Career Technical Education Center, first; Roy Landry, Jackson County Technology Center, second; Kevin Snawder, Harrison County CTC, third.
  Carpentry - Derick Cowart, Harrison County CTC, first; Kolton Hyatt, George County High School, second; Joe Allen, Greene County Vo-Tech, third.
  Electrical construction wiring - Jared Smith, Biloxi High School Career Technology Center; Jarrin Barry, Jackson County Technology Center, second; Richard Collins, North Forrest High School, third.
  Electronics technology - Vincent Correro, Gulfport High Technology Center, first.
  Extemporaneous speaking - Jeffrey Jordan, Jackson County Technology Center, first.
  Job skills demonstration A - Tristan Dennison, Gulfport High Technology Center, first; Pryce McAllister and Carmen Ly, Jackson County Technology Center, second and third respectively.
  Job skills demonstration open - Matthew Tagert and Alex Nguyen, Jackson County Technology Center, first and second, respectively; Patrick Moody, George County High School, third.
  Masonry - Austin Sopriano and helper Tyler Smith, Gulfport High Technology Center, first; Kristian Howard and helper Wayne Williamson, Greene County Vo-Tech, second; Jeffrey Richardson and helper Johnathan Watts, North Forrest High School, third.
  Prepared speech - Alysha McCalpine, Pascagoula College and Career Technical Institute, first; Jared Fayard, George County High School, second; Madison Polk, Hattiesburg High School, third.
  Quiz Bowl - Forrest County Agricultural High School (Tanner Dean, William Dubose, Shawn McCray, Emilio Pitti and Zachary Tucker), first; Biloxi High School Career Technical Center (Nader Pahlevan, Amber Woods, Bladimir Mendez, Lisa Phan, Huyen Nguyen), second; George County High School (Shawn Baxter, Walker Carr, Tjay Ferrill, Taylor Gordon, Calista Spears), third.
  Related technical math - Annie Nguyen, Jackson County Technology Center, first; Marissa Warning, George County High School, second; Andrew Martin, Gulfport High Technology Center, third.
  Sheet metal - Clarence Kennedy, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, first.
  Technical drafting - Tyler Ruiz, Harrison County CTC, first; Bryce Ferrell, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, second; Jackson Mapp, Forrest County AHS, third.
  Welding - James Torment, Greene County Vo-Tech, first; Marcus Hoven, George County High School, second; William Dunn, Harrison County CTC, third.
  Welding fabrication - George County High School (Austin Carter, Chandler McKissick, Dakota Williams), first; Harrison County CTC (Hunter Farve, Dillon Holland, Shelton Ladner), second; Greene County Vo-Tech (Brent Dearman, Ty Dearman, Tyler Green), third.


First place winner Chelsey Burge completes the brake measurement portion of the Skills USA automotive service technology competition for high school students on Feb. 11 at Pearl River Community College. She is a student at the Lamar County Center for Technical Education.
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Clarence Kennedy from Hancock County Vo-Tech Center cuts sheet metal during Skills USA high school competition. Kennedy placed first in the regional competition held Feb. 11 at Pearl River Community College.
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Mason Jeffrey Richardson puts mortar on a block in the composite wall he and helper Johnathan Watts, right, built for the Skills USA high school masonry competition Feb. 11 at Pearl River Community College. They are students at North Forrest High School and placed third in the regional competition.
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Gulfport High Technology Center masonry student Austin Sopriano, left, and his helper Tyler Smith placed first in regional Skills USA masonry competition held Feb. 11 at Pearl River Community College.
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The welding fabrication team from the Carl Loftin Career Technical Center in Marion County works on its project during high school Skills USA competition Feb. 11 at Pearl River Community College. Team members are Eric Smith, Colby Miller and Kristopher Barber.
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