POPLARVILLE – A Pearl River Community College student placed first in Skills USA state competition and is eligible to advance to the national event.
Crystal “Laken” Bond of Sumrall came in first in the job interview category. She is a cosmetology student at PRCC.
“I think I almost started crying,” Bond said. “I was shaking.”
Chickyjah Jordan of Columbia, also a cosmetology student, was elected state treasurer for 2016-17.
In placing first, Bond scored 96 percent of possible points. She had to score 70 percent to be eligible for the Skills USA National Competition June 19-23 in Louisville, Ky., and plans to compete.
Other PRCC students who placed in competition include:
Wayne Claude Halcomb of Poplarville and helper John Dennis of Columbia, first in masonry.
Frank Venezia of Kiln, second in welding.
Baylee Vial of Poplarville, third in architectural drafting.
Gavin Smith of Bay St. Louis, third in technical drafting.
“Great job and kudos to Crystal Penton for organizing this for our students and to our faculty members who have done a great job of preparing these students for this competition,” said Dr. Scott Alsobrooks, vice president for workforce and economic development.
Laken Bond of Sumrall, a Pearl River Community College cosmetology student, qualified for national Skills USA competition by placing first in Job Interview at the state level.