Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back 11 state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in early March at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 Apprenticeship Training Hall.
Bringing back a first place gold medal for Prepared Speech was Jodi Seale, a junior Allied Health Science student from Felicity-Franklin.
Silver Medal winners include Allyson Klump, Basic Health Care Skills, (New Richmond); Michael Vornhagen, Automotive Service, (Williamsburg); Jeremy Lewis, Carpentry, (New Richmond); and Nick Marshall, Related Technical Math, (Bethel-Tate).
Students winning Bronze Medals include Mackenzie Rinehart, Extemporaneous Speech, (Bethel-Tate); Brooke Corbin, Job Skill Demo A, (Felicity-Franklin); Ashley Noe, Medical Math, (Bethel-Tate); Bradlee Prather, Medical Terminology, (Felicity-Franklin); Brian Adams, Collision Repair, (New Richmond); and Austin Kinnard, Technical Drafting, (Bethel-Tate). 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: Brook Arwine, Job Interview, (Bethel-Tate); Melissa Radcliff, Nurse Assisting, (New Richmond); the Health Knowledge Bowl Team of Sarah Holman, (Williamsburg) and Mikayla Cooper, Kaitlyn Demaris, Mariah Canter (all Bethel Tate); Sierra Durham, Cosmetology, (Williamsburg); Esteven Peacock, Welding, (New Richmond); Kyle Puckett, Automotive Refinishing, (Bethel-Tate); and Shannon Bullock, Nail Care, (Williamsburg). Assisting in the Nail Care demonstration was Autumn Seal, (New Richmond), the Job Skill Demo model was Peyton Davis, (New Richmond), and serving as a Health Knowledge Bowl judge for the team was Ashley Gettes, (Bethel-Tate).
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.