PRCC hosts high school Skills USA competition

February 15, 2012 - 10:49am -- braswell

POPLARVILLE - High school students from throughout South Mississippi converged on Pearl River Community College Monday for District V Skills USA competition.First place winners in each of the 19 competition categories advance to the state Skills USA competition on March 22 and 23 at Hinds Community College in Pearl.Students competing Monday came from schools in Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry and Stone counties.District winners are:Automotive service technology - Andrew Bounds, Greene County Vo-Tech, first; Anthony Sprouse, Jackson County Tech Center, second; and Tommy Eubanks, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, third.Carpentry - Zakary Ferand, Hancock County Vo-Tech, first; Conner Bond, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second; and Christain Slusser, Gulfport High Career and Technical Center, third.Architectural Drafting - Ryan Broth, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; and Andy Thatcher, Forrest County Agricultural High School, second.Cabinet making - Aaron Slaughter, Gulfport High Career and Technical Center, first; Dalton Barber, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second; and Peter Nguyen, Jackson County Tech Center, third.Extemporaneous speaking - Andrew Rider, Biloxi High School, first; and Robert Bawcurm, Jackson County Tech Center, second.Job Demo A - Josh Hamilton, Petal High School, first; Chelsey Bond, Pascagoula High School Vo-Tech, second; and Johnny Le, Jackson County Tech Center, third.Job Demo Open - Glenn Anglada, Gulfport High School Career and Technical Center, first; Michael Cardenas, Gulfport High School Career and Technical Center, second; and Matt Elliot, Petal High School, third.Job Interview - Renny Deakle, Jackson County Tech Center, first; Linton Koch, Forrest County Agricultural High School, second; and Asean Davis, Harrison County Vo-Tech, third.Masonry - Derrek Jackson and helper Deanna Hunt, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Tavius Martin and helper Charles Braziel, Gulfport High School Career and Technical Center, second; and Damonh Jones and helper Larry Garry, Jefferson Davis County Vo-Tech, third.Precision machining - James Hill, Hancock County Vo-Tech, first; Ethan Breland, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second; and Anthony Trevino, Pascagoula high School Vo-Tech, third.Prepared speech - Bradi Boleware, Jefferson Davis County Vo-Tech, first; Daniel Pratt, Biloxi High School Career Tech Center, second; and Adelia Casanova, Greene County Vo-Tech, third.Quiz Bowl - Ashley Broussard, Jacob Mazur, Destiny Reynolds, Mason Landry and Cory Watkins, Biloxi High Career Tech Center, first; Samantha Goff, Joshua Martins, Vinson Murray, Dustin Phillips and Chais Tapper, Jackson County Tech Center, second; and Matthew Dominick, Joseph Mantooth, Keith Stanley, Ricky Smith and Jacob Chambliss, Forrest County Agricultural High School, third.Related technical math - Thomas White, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Josh Spears, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College George County Center, second; and Javier Lopez, Hattiesburg High School, third.Residential wiring - Mitch Strider, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, first; Jason Meidl, Carl Loftin Career Center (Marion County), second; and J.P. Simpson, Gulfport High Tech Center, third.Sheet metal - Justin Ainsworth, Hancock County Vo-Tech, first; and Drake Broome, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, second.Technical drafting - Bryce Sheasby, Forrest County Agricultural High School, first; and Taylor Valdez, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second.Welding - Justin Schwarts, Hancock County Vo-Tech; Aaron Bouler, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College George County Center, second; and Matthew Smith, Greene county Vo-Tech, third.