PRCC hosts high school Skills USA competition

POPLARVILLE – Close to 400 visitors spent Tuesday, Feb. 22, on the campus of Pearl River Community College for Region III Skills USA competition.Approximately 350 high school students, teachers and advisors were on hand for the competition along with 68 judges, including PRCC faculty and industry representatives.First place winners in each of the 19 competition categories advance to the state Skills USA competition on April 15 at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College -Jeff Davis Campus.Winners are:Architectural drafting – Ryan Groth of Harrison County Vo-Tech Center, first; Gabriel Roland of Moss Point Career and Technical Education, second; and Linton Koch, Forrest County Agricultural High School, third.Automotive service technology – Daniel Merrill, Jackson County Technical Center, first; Ethan Ladner, Gulfport High School, second; Curt Davis, George County High School, third.Cabinetmaking – Brennon Pyle, Keys Technology Center in Ocean Springs, first; David Quave, Biloxi High School, second; and Rusty Clark, Harrison County Vo-Tech, third.Carpentry – Michael Haynes, Wayne County Vo-Tech, first; Tyler Rule, North Forrest High School, second; and Dalton Barber, Harrison County Vo-Tech, third.Extemporaneous speaking – Skyler Helman, Biloxi High School, first; James Shaffer, Keys Technology Center, second.Job interview – Adell Wagner, Biloxi High School, first; Haden Hinton, A.P. Fatheree/Jones County Vocational Technical Center, second; Brianna Kinnison, Harrison County Vo-Tech, third.Job skills demonstration A – Sydney Brewer, Jackson County Technology Center, first; Jacob knight, A.P. Fatheree/Jones County Vocational Technical Center, second; Colton Dearman, Green County Vo-Tech, third.Job skills demonstration open – Glenn Anglada, Gulfport High School Technology Center, first; Jonathan Mitchell, A.P. Fatheree/Jones County Vocational Technical Center, second; Davis Busby, Greene County Vocational-Technical School, third.Opening and Closing – Hunter Gavin, Allie Corley, Danielle Alexander, Kimberly Pool, Karly Ray, Amber Jones and Demarkus Gavin, A.P. Fatheree/Jones County Vocational Technical Center, first.Masonry – Derek Jackson, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Clint Ward, Carl Loftin Career Center in Marion County, second; Michael Schifano, Gulfport High School Technology Center, third.Precision machining technology – Austin Lee, Lamar County Vocational-Tech Center, first; Corey Herron, Hancock County Vo-Tech, second; and Danny Chieh, Pascagoula High School, third.Prepared speech – Kevin Broom, Carl Loftin Career Center, first; Zera McClendon, Biloxi High School, second; Victoria Walley, Greene County Vocational-Technical School, third.Quiz Bowl – Noah Fulmer, Destiny Guy, Heng Sok, Ashley Broussard and Craig Guichet, Biloxi High School, first; Will Aust, Joseph Mantooth, Kyle Dolan, Hunter Young and Matthew Dominic, Forrest County AHS, second; Kollyn Kitchens, Zach Manning, Mathew Smith, Ethan Tribble and Thomas Dumlao, Green County Vocational-Technical School, third.Related math – Jacob Henning, Biloxi High School, first; Emanuel Ellis, Gulfport High School, second; and Tony Le, Jackson County Technology Center, third.Residential wiring – Phillip Henderson, Jackson County Technology Center, first; Dillon Doby, Wayne County Vo-Tech Center, second; Coty Bedwell, Carl Loftin Career Center, third.Technical drafting – Ian Sloan, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Ricky Smith, Forrest County AHS, second; Willie Griffin, Moss Point Career Technical Education, third.Sheet metal – Dylan Hoda, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, first; Dustin Davis, Lamar County Vocational-Tech Center, second.Welding – Kody Davis, Greene County Vocational-Technical School, first; Justin Schwartz, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, second; and Shawn Migues, Jackson County Technology Center, third.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.