Masonry student ranked second in nation

July 24, 2013 - 2:51pm -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - Two Pearl River Community College students placed in the top 10 in Skills USA national competition.
Travis Moore of Wiggins earned a silver medal for his second place finish in masonry while Jeremy Cooper of Kiln placed sixth in precision machining.
“This was one of the best we’ve had,” said PRCC masonry instructor Porter Soley, who accompanied the students. “I was real pleased.”
Soley has been taking PRCC students to the national Skills USA conference and competition in Kansas City, Mo., for 14 years. The 2013 conference was held June 24-28.
Students must place first in state competition to qualify for the national event.
Hannah Davis of Poplarville also competed in cosmetology.
SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors in career-technical education annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

Hannah Davis of Poplarville, masonry instructor Porter Soley, Travis Moore of Wiggins and Jeremy Cooper of Kiln represented Pearl River Community College at the 2013 Skills USA national conference. Moore placed second in national masonry competition and Cooper was sixth in precision machining.