PRCC hosts high school Skills USA competition

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  POPLARVILLE – High school students from throughout South Mississippi came to Pearl River Community College Thursday, Feb. 13, for Skills USA Region 5 competition.
  Winners of the regional competition will advance to state competition on Feb. 25 and 26 in Jackson.
  Winners of each category and their schools are as follows:
  Automotive service technology – Larry Gillespie, Jackson County Technology Center, first; Brian Ko, Pascagoula Applied Technology Center, second; Dustin Coker, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, third.
  Carpentry – Scott Hall, Harrison County Vo-Tech Center, first; William Miller, Pascagoula Applied Technology Center, second; Kyle Barlow, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, third.
  Architectural drafting – Dalton Holston, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Beau King, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center; second; Michala Jerome, Forrest County Agricultural High School, third.
  Cabinet making – Brant Dedon, Harrison County Vo-Tech, first; Jaron Hollis, Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center, second; Maureen Farmer, Jackson County Technology Center, third.
  Electronics technology – Todd Martin, Petal High School, first.
  Extemporaneous speaking – Scottie Byrd, first, and Eliza Olson, second, both from Pascagoula Applied Technology Center; Katie Holtz, Gulfport High Technology Center, third.
  Job demonstration A – Ariel Johnson, Greene County Vo Tech Center, first; Thomas Byrd, second, and Reid Heffner, third, Jackson County Technology Center.
  Job demonstration open – Issac Breeland, first, and Bailey Hammonds, second, Greene County Vo Tech Center; Cara Rizzo, Pascagoula Applied Technology Center, third.
  Job interview – Cameron Collett, Petal High School, first; Megan Nunez, second, and Hallie Maloy, third, Pearl River Central High School.
  Masonry – Zachary Quesinberry and helper Brodey Harrell, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, first; Joseph Gollott and Michael Browning, Jackson County Technology Center, second; Dahmaree Xaysasane and Tim James, Gulfport High Technology Center, third.
  Precision machining – Lindsey McDaniel, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, first; Ryan Breland, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second; David Thomas, Pascagoula Applied Technology Center, third.
  Prepared speech – Nathan Reed, Greene County Vo Tech Center, first; Aubrey Phillips, Gulfport High Technology Center, second.
  Quiz Bowl – Taylor Cabrera, Kahlin Frontera-Ocasio, Ziyi Jiang, Sydney Sanford and Erin Schlicht, Biloxi High School Career Tech Center, first; Chasity Barber, Forrest Jackson, Raymond Raymundo, Hana Rouse and Cole Stewart, Harrison County Vo-Tech, second; Jonathon Burnette, Rodney Taylor, Jacob Henderson, Alex Lockhart and Landon Stinson, Greene County Vo Tech, third.
  Related technical math – Dylan Spencer, Jackson County Technology Center, first; Cali Spears, George County High School, second; Austin Showles, Jackson County Technology Center, third.
  Residential wiring – Jamie Bullock, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, first; Devinn Brock, Jackson County Technology Center, second; Kendall Allred, Marion County Carl Loftin Career Center, third.
  Sheet metal – Blake Ladner, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, first; Logan Keith, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, second.
  Technical drafting – Trey Daughdrill, Forrest County Agricultural High School, first; Kristian Wales, Harrison County Vo-Tech Center, second; Brandon Steiner, Hancock County Vo-Tech Center, third.
  Welding – David Miller, Greene County Vo Tech, first; Derek Baxter, George County High School, second; Dalton Harvey, Lamar County Center for Technical Education, third.
  Welding fabrication – Tristian Blankinchip, Ty Dearman and Bryan Green, Greene County Vo Tech, first; Jonah Clark, Walker Miniard and Seth Williams, George County High School, second; Dylan Cook, Jack Hammack and Colby Wyble, Harrison County Vo-Tech, third.