ECCC announces SkillsUSA district winners

From press reports

East Central Community College in Decatur recently hosted the
Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Approximately 185
area students participated in the annual event.

All winners advanced to state competition held in February in
Jackson. Those 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.