HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College recently hosted the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals for high school students at various campus departments.

Students competed in projects at Wallace State’s Automotive Service Technology, Cosmetology, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology and Welding Departments. Carpentry and Cabinetmaking competitions were conducted at Wallace State’s Agricultural Production/Horticulture Department. Awards were presented to finalists at the James C. Bailey Center’s 12th floor.

Approximately 300 individuals converged at Wallace State for the SkillsUSA event, the first district high school competition held within the past 20 years.

“We were very proud to host the first district event put together in quite some time. As is always the case with SkillsUSA, it allowed some of the top students in the state to showcase their skills and to prepare for the state competition. The turnout was fantastic and the competition was fierce,” said Jimmy Hodges, Wallace State’s Dean of Applied Technologies. “The Northeast District includes some of the largest community colleges in our state, but having it here gave students an opportunity to see Wallace State who may not have seen it otherwise. It was a great opportunity to showcase our campus.”

High schools participating in the finals were Anniston, Brewer, Arab, Austin, Gadsden City, Oxford, Pell City and Talladega. Participants also included students from the Blount County Career Center for Technology, Cleveland; Calhoun County Career Technology Center, Jacksonville; Cherokee County Career and Tech Center, Centre; Cleburne County Career Technology School, Heflin; Cullman Area Career Center, Cullman; DeKalb County Technology Center, Rainsville; Earnest Pruett Center of Technology, Hollywood; Eden Career Technology Center, Ashville; Etowah Career Technology Center, Attalla; Huntsville Center for Technology, Huntsville; Madison County Career Technology Center, Huntsville and Marshall Technical School, Guntersville and Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville.

The top four winners in each category advance to the state competition in April at Birmingham. The Northeast District winners were as follows:

Architectural Drafting

1st place – Jonathan Harwell, Calhoun County Career Technical Center

2nd place – Jimmy Turner, Etowah County Career Technical Center

3rd place – Brian Reynolds, Cullman Area Career Center

4th place – Zach Buckelew, Arab High School

Carpentry

1st place – Jordan McSwain, Cullman Area Career Center

2nd place – Tyler Mitchell, Etowah County Career Technical Center

3rd place – Carly Stanford, Eden Career Tech Center

4th place – Micah Turner, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Cabinetmaking

1st place – Blake Dixon, Etowah County Career Technical Center

2nd place – Dustin Crisp, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

3rd place – Hayden Richards, Etowah County Career Technical Center

4th place – Ethan Scott, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Cosmetology

1st place – Savannah Willingham, DeKalb County Technology Center

2nd place – Estela Perez, Cullman Area Career Center

3rd place – Olivia Garret, DeKalb County Technology Center

4th place – Ashely Cameron, Talladega High School

Electrical Construction Wiring

1st place – Hubert Snead, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

2nd place – Barry Powell, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

3rd place – Mason Crawford, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

4th place – Tryston Smith, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Electronics Technology

1st place – Collin Duffy, Brewer High School

2nd place – Gunter Chenoweth, Brewer High School

3rd place – Starr Burt, Cherokee County Career & Tech Center

4th place – Richey Bronson, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Industrial Motor Controls

1st place – Logan Lozier, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

2nd place – Trey Thompson, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

3rd place – Jake Wilson, Etowah County Career Technical Center

4th place – Zach Thompson, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

Related Technical Math

1st place – Jarek Anderson, Calhoun County Career Technology Center

2nd place – Chyene Evans, Etowah County Career Technical Center

3rd place – Isaac Sims, Gadsden City High School

Technical Drafting

1st place – Alex Jones, Huntsville Center of Technology

2nd place – Hunter Furgerson, DeKalb County Technology Center

3rd place – Tristan Culver, Earnest Pruett Center for Technology

4th place – Austin Evans, DeKalb County Technology Center

Welding

1st place – Colton Murdock, DeKalb County Technology Center

2nd place – Dylan Reed, DeKalb County Technology Center

3rd place – Jeremy Taylor, Earnest Pruett Center for Technology

4th place – Blake Shankles, DeKalb County Technology Center

Automotive Service

1st place – Dylan Carter, Cherokee County Career & Technology Center

2nd place – Jacob Daughtory, Brewer High School

3rd place – Elias Gonzales, Gadsden City High School

4th place – Maxwell Chandler, Cullman Area Career Center

Diesel Equipment Technology

1st place – Dalton Lowe, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

2nd place – Will Dudley, Brewer High School

3rd place – Austin Pace, Cullman Area Career Center

T-4th place – Spencer Acrey, Cherokee County Career & Tech Center

T-4th place – Matthew Kircus, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Action Skills

1st place – Aaren Green, Etowah County Career Technical Center

American Spirit

1st place – Team A, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Career Pathway Showcase

1st place – Team A, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Community Service Project

1st place – Team A, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Outstanding Chapter

1st place – Presley Jackson, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Chapter Display

1st place – Naven Smith and Jesus Gamez, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Class Project – Individual

1st place – Heaven Humphries, Marshall Technical School

2nd place – Jackson Reinhart, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Class Project – Team

1st place – Team B, Cherokee County & Technology Center

2nd place – Team D, Cherokee County & Technology Center

3rd place – Team A, Cherokee County & Technology Center

4th place – Team C, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Customer Service

1st place – Abby Thrasher, Etowah County Career Technical Center

2nd place – Andrew Shankles, DeKalb County Technology Center

Extemporaneous Speaking

1st place – Shelby Savage, Pell City High School

2nd place – Matthew Knopps, Pell City High School

3rd place – Chandler Tankersley, Etowah County Career Technical Center

Job Information Manual

1st place – Kaxandra Smith, Etowah Career Technical Center

Job Interview

1st place – Shane Garner, Brewer High School

2nd place – Jo Chasse, Arab High School

3rd place – Layn Waites, Calhoun County Career Technology Center

4th place – Adriana Adkins, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

Job Skill Demo A

1st place – Danielle Garber, Austin High School

2nd place – Lacy Fritner, Calhoun County Career Technology Center

3rd place – Richard Barrett, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

4th place – Bailey Matthews, DeKalb County Technology Center

Job Skill Demo Open

1st place – Luis Franco, Marshall Technical School

2nd place – Tanner Britt, DeKalb County Technology Center

3rd place – Carly Garrison, Marshall Technical School

4th place – Caleb Jones, Etowah Career Technical Center

Open & Closing Ceremonies

1st place – Team A, Etowah Career Technical Center

Prepared Speech

1st place – Brooklyn Whitten, Etowah Career Technology Center

2nd place – Madison Thomas, Pell City High School

3rd place – Samuel Boswell, Calhoun County Career Technology Center

Promotional Bulletin Board

1st place – Megan Hoffmaster, Arab High School

2nd place – Ashley Himmler, Pell City High School

3rd place – Haylee Jones, Marshall Technical School

Quiz Bowl

1st place – Team D, Etowah Career Technical Center

2nd place – Team C, Etowah Career Technical Center

3rd place – Team A, Cherokee County Career & Technical Center

Outstanding Career Technical Student Finalist

Sydney Black – Marshall Technical School

Ashley Smith – Etowah County Career Technical Center

Kalyin Pritchett – Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

Emily Frazier – Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

State Only – Pin Design

1st place – Kaylin Pritchett, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

2nd place – Emily Frazier, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

3rd place – Amber Edgeworth, Oxford High School

4th place – Chris Jarmon, Oxford High School

State Only – Program Cover

1st place – Bella DeLain, Oxford High School

2nd place – Ryleigh Clark, Oxford High School

3rd place – Kaylin Pritchett, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

4th place – Megan Huston, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

State Only – T-Shirt Design

1st place – Zachary Knighton, Oxford High School

2nd place – Megan Huston, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

3rd place – Emily Frazier, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology

4th place – Corey Waldon, Oxford High School

For more information about Wallace State, visit wallacestate.edu.

Gunter Chenoweth, a senior at Brewer High School, concentrates on completing a soldering project during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

Gunter Chenoweth, a senior at Brewer High School, concentrates on completing a soldering project during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

Helena Kirby, a junior at Walter Wellborn High School, focuses during the final minutes of a cosmetology competition during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals held recently at Wallace State.

Helena Kirby, a junior at Walter Wellborn High School, focuses during the final minutes of a cosmetology competition during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals held recently at Wallace State.

Spencer Brown, a junior at Austin High School, diagnoses a problem in the Automotive Service Technology Department during the SkillsUSA contest.

Spencer Brown, a junior at Austin High School, diagnoses a problem in the Automotive Service Technology Department during the SkillsUSA contest.

Yesenia Morales, a senior at Asbury High School, works on a mannequin during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

Yesenia Morales, a senior at Asbury High School, works on a mannequin during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

Pictures:

Gunter Chenoweth, a senior at Brewer High School, concentrates on completing a soldering project during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

 

Helena Kirby, a junior at Walter Wellborn High School, focuses during the final minutes of a cosmetology competition during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals held recently at Wallace State.

 

Yesenia Morales, a senior at Asbury High School, works on a mannequin during the SkillsUSA Northeast District finals at Wallace State.

 

Spencer Brown, a junior at Austin High School, diagnoses a problem in the Automotive Service Technology Department during the SkillsUSA contest.  

 

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