Students from the Grant Career Center Chapter of SkillsUSA brought back seven state-qualifying medals from the South Central Regional Skill Championships held in late February at the Collins Career Center and the Columbus State Community College.
Bringing back a first place gold medal for their efforts include Nathan Bromer, Technical Drafting, (New Richmond); The Opening and Closing Team consisting of Austin Berger, Miles Burnam, (New Richmond), Katie Warfield, Melissa Dameron (Bethel-Tate), Courtney Riggs, Taylor Ford and Lukas Sharp (Felicity-Franklin); and the Health Knowledge Bowl Team consisting of Amber Arthur (Felicity-Franklin), Kristen Evans (New Richmond), Allie Graybill (Williamsburg), and Emily King (Bethel-Tate).
Silver Medal winner was Dalton Henderson (New Richmond) in Related Technical Math. Bronze Medal winners include Kyle Barrett (Williamsburg), Medical Math; Cody Hess (New Richmond), Auto Refinishing; and Kylie Watts (Bethel-Tate), Medical Terminology. 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: Jess Riley, Job Skill Demo Open, (Bethel-Tate); Ryan Wilson, Collision Repair, (Williamsburg); the Crime Scene Investigation team of Adam Mincey, (New Richmond), Tristan Asbrock, (Felicity-Franklin), and Kasey Cotes, (Bethel-Tate); Nate Lang, Job Skill Demo, (Felicity-Franklin), Nate Staten, Automotive Service, (Bethel-Tate), Candice Kirtley, Cosmetology, (New Richmond), and Destiny Beckworth, Nail Care, (Bethel-Tate). Assisting in the Nail Care demonstration was Carlie Treat, (New Richmond). Contest observers included Jeremy Rowan, Jesse Noble (New Richmond), Mariah Harvey, Erin McKee (Bethel-Tate), and Carly Bruan (Felicity-Franklin).
The SkillsUSA program is a youth organization for students in the Allied Health Science, Auto Collision, Automotive Service Technology, Biotechnology, 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. Richelle Baker, Mrs. Janelle Baudendistel, Mrs. Kristine Brookover, Mr. Doug Flamm, Mr. Chad Graybill, Mr. Tobin Huebner, Mr. Ric Kruse, Mrs. Lori Messner, Mr. Mike Patten, Mr. Bill Pride, and Mrs. Jaimie Smith.