Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back eight state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in early March at the Buckeye Hills Career Center, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 Apprenticeship Training Hall.
Students bringing back first place gold medals for their events include Nicole Payton, Medical Math, (New Richmond); and Vincinz Weesner, Carpentry, (Bethel-Tate).
Silver Medal winners include Mariah Conger, Basic Health Care Skills, (Felicity-Franklin); Ryan Logan, Automotive Refinishing, (New Richmond); Frank Frasher, Collision Repair, (Bethel-Tate); and Nick Marshall, Related Technical Math, (Bethel-Tate).
The Health Knowledge Bowl Team of Mikayla Cooper, (Bethel Tate); Ashley Noe, (Bethel-Tate); Chris Paul, (Felicity-Franklin); and Kara Solomon, (New Richmond); also brought home a Silver Medal.
Garrek Canter, Automotive Service, (Bethel-Tate) was the recipient of a Bronze Medal.
All students winning gold, silver, or bronze medals have the opportunity to represent Grant Career Center at the state level competition in late April.
Other students competing in events at the regional level include: Lyle Fry, Technical Drafting, (Felicity-Franklin); Danielle Peters, Medical Terminology, (Felicity-Franklin); Brittney Taylor, Cosmetology, (Felicity-Franklin); Jon Freeman, Welding, (Williamsburg); Jessie Vanderpool, Job Interview, (Bethel-Tate); and Sarah Moore, Nail Care, (Bethel-Tate). Assisting in the Nail Care demonstration was Shannon Bullock, (Williamsburg).
The SkillsUSA program is a youth organization for students in the Allied Health Science, Auto Collision, Automotive Service Technology, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Engineering Design, and Metal Fabrication programs at Grant.
SkillsUSA helps students develop leadership skills, social skills and personal development through skill competition and club activities.
Club advisors are Mr. Ron Akers, Mr. Doug Ayers, Mr. Ken Ayers, Mrs. Sue Goodman, Mr. Chad Graybill, Mr. Tobin Huebner, Mr. Ric Kruse, Mrs. Myrna Little, Mrs. Lori Messner, Mr. Mike Patten, Mr. Bill Pride, and Mr. Lyle Taylor.