HANCEVILLE, ALA. –  Wallace State Community College’s students continue to shine at the state SkillsUSA competition.

Wallace State recently had a record 31 first-place finishers at the event, each winning a gold medal, and the college once again collected the Highest Participation Award and Highest Membership Award.

“SkillsUSA brings out the best in students. Each student who participated for us went above and beyond to put in the time necessary to be a champion,” said Jimmy Hodges, Wallace State’s Dean of Applied Technologies. “SkillsUSA is a great organization to be associated with, and it’s absolutely thrilling to hear Wallace State’s name called over and over at the awards ceremony. It’s a testament to the quality of technical education that Wallace State offers to its students and shows the skilled workforce we can deliver to industry.”

In addition to the gold medals, Wallace State had 12 students respectively earn second (silver medal) and third (bronze medal) place.

Prior to the medallion ceremony, Hodges was recognized as a SkillsUSA Alabama Honorary Life Member. Since 1978, Hodges has participated in a SkillsUSA capacity, whether as a student, instructor or dean, and he’s been instrumental in increasing Wallace State’s participation in the annual event.

“I’ve always been an avid proponent of SkillsUSA. It’s important to be invested in the lives of all of our competitors, and it’s a great thing for our state,” Hodges said. “I was surprised and honored to receive the award and proud to represent Wallace State.”

Wallace State’s 2018 State SkillsUSA Competition Winners were as follows:

 Adviser of the Year

  • 2nd Place

 

Automotive Refinishing

  • 3rd Place

 

Architectural Drafting

  • 1st Place
  • 3rd Place

 

Automated Manufacturing Technology

  • 1st Place – Team B
  • 3rd Place – Team C

 

Automotive Service Technology

  • 1st Place

 

Carpentry

  • 3rd Place

 

Chapter Display

  • 1st Place – Team A

 

CNC Milling

  • 2nd Place

 

Collision Repair

  • 1st Place

 

Computer Programming

  • 1st Place

 

Cosmetology Quiz Bowl

  • 1st Place – Team B

 

Cosmetology 

  • 1st Place

 

Culinary Arts

  • 1st Place

 

Crime Scene Investigation

  • 1st Place – Team A
  • 2nd Place – Team B

 

Diesel Equipment Technology

  • 3rd Place

 

Drone Technology

  • 1st Place

 

Electronics Technology

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place

 

HVAC/R

  • 1st Place

 

Internetworking

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place

 

Job Skill Demonstration – Open

  • 2nd Place

 

Mechatronics

  • 1st Place – Team B

 

Prepared Speech

  • 2nd Place

 

Related Technical Math

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place

 

Robotics and Automation Technology

  • 1st Place – Team B
  • 2nd Place – Team C
  • 3rd Place – Team A

 

Technical Computer Applications

  • 1st Place

 

Web Design

  • 1st Place – Team A

 

Welding

  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place

 

Highest College Participation Award

  • Wallace State Community College

 

Highest College Membership Award

  • Wallace State Community College

 

Total 1st Place Winners: 31

Total 2nd Place Winners: 12

Total 3rd Place Winners: 12

 

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

 

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Byre Forbes of Wallace State’s Academy of Culinary Arts won the program’s first gold medal at the state SkillsUSA competition.

Byre Forbes of Wallace State’s Academy of Culinary Arts won the program’s first gold medal at the state SkillsUSA competition.

 

Wallace State’s Robotics and Automation Technology students combined to win a gold, silver and bronze medal at the state SkillsUSA competition.

Wallace State’s Robotics and Automation Technology students combined to win a gold, silver and bronze medal at the state SkillsUSA competition.

 

Wallace State’s Crime Scene Investigation teams won a gold and silver medal.

Wallace State’s Crime Scene Investigation teams won a gold and silver medal.

 

Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies Jimmy Hodges was named a SkillsUSA Alabama Honorary Life Member.

Wallace State Dean of Applied Technologies Jimmy Hodges was named a SkillsUSA Alabama Honorary Life Member.

   
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