ECCC announces SkillsUSA District winners

East Central Community College in Decatur recently hosted the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. More than 200 area students participatedin the annual event.

All first through third place winners advance to state competition scheduled February 25-26 in Jackson.  Those receiving top honors inthe respective categories include:

Architectural Drafting: Xavier Mattison, first place, Leake County Career-Technical Center; and Lacey McLain, second, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center.

SkillsUSA automotive technology  winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Automotive Service Technology’ Competition
These students received top honors in the “Automotive Service Technology” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3 held at East Central Community College in Decatur. More than 200 area students participated in the annual event.Pictured are (from left) James McLain, first place, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center; Christian White, second, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; and Jakeb Cooksey, third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center. Also pictured is Wayne Eason, ECCC Director of Workforce Education. The winners advance to state competition scheduled February 25-26  in Jackson. (EC Photo)

Automotive Service Technology: James McLain, first place, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center; Christian White, second, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; and Jakeb Cooksey, third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

Cabinetmaking: Jared Revette, first place, Smith County Career Center; Scottie Neyman, second, Philadelphia/Neshoba County Career-Technical Center; and Santrell Ramsey, third, Ross Collins Career-Technical Center in Meridian.

SkillsUSA Carpentry winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Carpentry’ Competition
These students received top honors in the “Carpentry” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3held at East Central Community College in Decatur. More than 200 area students participated in the annual event.  Pictured are (from left) Ty Swindle, first place, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; Andrew Pankratz, second, Smith County Career Center; and Laderrius Richardson, third, Noxubee County Vocational-Career Center. Also pictured is Wayne Eason, ECCC Director of Workforce Education. The winners advance to state competition scheduled February 25-26 in Jackson. (EC Photo).

Carpentry: Ty Swindle, first place, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; Andrew Pankratz, second, Smith County Career Center; and Laderrius Richardson, third, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

Chapter Business Procedures: Noxubee County Career-Technical Center (Donte Brewer, Christian Holder, Tyshala Jackson, Aliysha Jones, Demorris Roby and Kenterrius Turner), first place.

Extemporaneous Speaking: Dylan Johnson, first place, Leake County Career-Technical Center; and Mahlon Robinson, second, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

Devin Anderson

Runner-Up in ‘Job Skills Demonstration A’ Competition
Devin Anderson (left), a student at the Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center, received runner-up honors in the “Job Skills Demonstration A” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3 held at East Central Community College in Decatur.

Job Skills Demonstration A: Taylor Patterson, first place, West Point Career-Technical Center; and Devin Anderson, second, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center.

Job Skills Demonstration Open: Andrew Donald, first place, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel; Baylan Myrick, second, Leake County Career-Technical Center; and Tyler Wilson, third, Smith County Career Center.

Job Interview: Jacob Dendy, first place, and Haiden Nowell, second, both students at the Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; and Terance Bryant, third, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

Masonry: Bryce Turner and Kedrick Cheatham (assistant), first place, Noxubee County Career Center; Tommy Bell and Cortez Johnson (helper), second, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; and Zachary Emmons and Shawn Fisher (helper), third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

SkillsUSA ceremonies runners-up

Runners-Up in ‘Opening and Closing Ceremonies’ Competition
These students from the Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center received second place honors in the “Opening and Closing Ceremonies” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Pictured are (seated, fromleft) Elizabeth Eaves, Laterrica Hunt and Jordan Maury; and (standing, from left) Darius Miller, Shenicka Triplett, Hillary Wragg and Ashley Young.

SkillsUSA ceremonies winners

Finish Third in ‘Opening and Closing Ceremonies’ Competition
These students from the Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center received third place honors in the “Opening and Closing Ceremonies” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Pictured are (seated, from left) Victoria Burt, Trey Carter and Darius Dora; and (standing, from left) Roxanna Johnson, Ashley Mills, Jalon Sangster and Tabitha Mayo.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Choctaw County Career and Technical Center (Jennifer Bigley, Tyler Cagle, Macy Clement, Michael Davis, Darian Fulgham, Zac Lawrence and Caylin Smith), first place; Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center (Elizabeth Eaves, Laterrica Hunt, Jordan Maury, Darius Miller, Shenicka Triplett, Hillary Wragg and Ashley Young), second; and Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center (Victoria Burt, Trey Carter, Darius Dora, Roxanna Johnson, Ashley Mills, Jalon Sangster and Tabitha Mayo), third.

SkillsUSA Precision Machining winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Precision Machining’ Competition
 These students received top honors in the “Precision Machining” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region III. Pictured are (from left) Cody Reed, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center;  Kyle Gordon, second, West Point Career-Technical Center; and Bryant Crosby, third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

Precision Machining:  Cody Reed, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; Kyle Gordon, second, West Point Career-Technical Center; and Bryant Crosby, third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

Prepared Speech: Termichael Tate, second place, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

Quiz Bowl:  Leake County Career-Technical Center (AustinAnderton, Joseph Atkison, Nathan Burns, Laurenz Turner and Jessy Withers), first place; A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel (Amanda Harper, Hannah Maxcey, Hannah Heiden, Rachel Reon and A’Jaycia Thames), second; and A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel (Blake Massey, Austin Mullins, Hayden Sumrall, Jarvis Ulmer, Langston Gains and Andrew McDade), third.

SkillsUSA Related Technical Math winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Related Technical Math’ Competition
These students received top honors in the “Related Technical Math” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Pictured are (from left Douglas Kennedy, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; Kellen Lang, second, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; and Bay White, third, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center.

Related Technical Math: Douglas Kennedy, first place, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center; Kellen Lang, second, Choctaw County Career-Technical Center; and Bay White, third, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center.

Residential Wiring: LeKilo White, first place, Wayne County Career-Technical Center; Justin Barrett, second, Scott County Career and Technology Center; and Raheem Gillespie, third, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center.

SkillsUSA Sheet Metal winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Sheet Metal’ Competition
These students received top honors in the “Sheet Metal” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3 held at East Central Community College in Decatur. Pictured are (from left) Dusty Burton, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; Dezmond Lockett, second, Noxubee County Career-TechnicalCenter; and Dustin Pinter, third, Forest/Scott County Caeer and Technology Center.

Sheet Metal: Dusty Burton, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center; Dezmond Lockett, second, Noxubee County Career-Technical Center; and Dustin Pinter, third, Forest/Scott County Career and Technology Center.

Technical Drafting: Austin Malone, first place, A.P. Fatherree Career-Technical Center in Laurel.

SkillsUSA Welding winners

Receive Top Honors in ‘Welding’ Competition
These students received top honors in the “Welding” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3. Pictured are (from left) Dale Chancellor, first place, Winston/Louisville Career-TechnicalCenter; Christopher Mobbs, second,  Smith County Career Center; andOmar Lemus, third, West Point Career-Technical Center.

Welding: Dale Chancellor, first place, Winston Louisville Career-Technical Center; Christopher Mobbs, second, Smith County Career Center; and Omar Lemus, third, West Point Career-Technical Center.

SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication winners

Receive Third Place in ‘Welding Fabrication’ Competition
Winston County Career-Technical Center students (from left) Isaiah Woods, Austin Long and Darrian Reed received third place honors in the “Welding Fabrication” competition in the Mississippi SkillsUSA Championships for Region 3 held at East Central Community College in Decatur. More than 200 area students participated in the annual event.  Also pictured is Wayne Eason, ECCC Director of Workforce Education. The winners advance to state competition scheduled February 25-26 in Jackson. (EC Photo)

Welding Fabrication: West Point Career-Technical Center (Cody DeNise and Tyler Taylor), first place; Wayne CountyCareer-Technical Center (Chase Bedwell, John Green and Michael Hutcherson), second; and Winston/Louisville Career-Technical Center (Isaiah Woods, Austin Long and Darrian Reed), third.