Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back seven state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in early March at the Scioto County Career Technical Center, Columbus State Community College, and the Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Local #24 Apprenticeship Training Hall.
Bringing back a first place gold medal for their efforts include Mariah Canter, Basic Health Care Skills, (Bethel-Tate); Jon Frost, Automotive Service, (New Richmond); Gage Skillman, Collision Repair, (New Richmond); and Christy Ludwick, Medical Math, (Bethel-Tate).
Silver Medal winners include Brook Arwine, Nurse Assisting, (Bethel-Tate); Alex Nissel, Cosmetology, (Bethel-Tate); and Dalton Henderson, Related Technical Math, (New Richmond). All students winning gold, silver, or bronze medals have the opportunity to represent Grant Career Center at the state level competition in early April.
Other students competing in events at the regional level include: Brandon Pollock, Carpentry, (Felicity-Franklin); Peyton Davis, Medical Terminology, (New Richmond); the Health Knowledge Bowl Team of Sarah Holman, (Williamsburg), Amber Arthur, (Felicity-Franklin), Emily King, (Bethel Tate), and Skylar Gould, (New Richmond); Erin McKee, Prepared Speech, (Bethel-Tate); the Crime Scene Investigation team of Adam Mincey, (New Richmond), Tristan Asbrock, (Felicity-Franklin), and Kasey Cotes, (Bethel-Tate); Josh Gilbert, Welding, (New Richmond); Michael Verdin, Automotive Refinishing, (New Richmond); Kylie Sawyers, Job Skill Demo, (Bethel-Tate), Kylie Watts, Extemporaneous Speech, (Bethel-Tate), Nathan Bromer, Technical Drafting, (New Richmond), Kaitlyn Clark, Criminal Justice, (Felicity-Franklin), and Autumn Seal, Nail Care, (New Richmond). Assisting in the Nail Care demonstration was Destiny Beckworth, (Bethel-Tate).
The SkillsUSA program is a youth organization for students in the Allied Health Science, Auto Collision, Automotive Service Technology, Carpentry, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Engineering Design, and Metal Fabrication programs at Grant. SkillsUSA helps students develop leadership skills, social skills and personal development through skill competition and club activities. Club advisors are Mr. Jason Akers, Mr. Doug Ayers, Mr. Ken Ayers, Mrs. Janelle Baudendistel, Mr. Doug Flamm, Mr. Chad Graybill, Mr. Tobin Huebner, Mr. Ric Kruse, Mrs. Myrna Little, Mrs. Lori Messner, Mr. Mike Patten, Mr. Bill Pride, and Mr. Lyle Taylor.