Ashland Community and Technical College hosted high school students from local career and technical centers for the annual SkillsUSA Kentucky competitions on March 1 at the Technology Drive Campus.
Students represented Boyd County High School Career and Technical Education Center, Paul G. Blazer High School, Carter County High School Career and Technical Center, Greenup County High School Area Technical Center and Russell High School Area Technical Center, which includes students from Russell, Raceland-Worthington and Fairview High Schools.
Skills USA Kentucky is a chapter of the national organization that serves industrial, trade and technical students in area technology centers, public high school and career and technical centers. Annual competitions focus on leadership and technical skills.
The regional competitions for the SkillsUSA Northeast Region-District 14 included contests at ACTC’s Technology Drive. Carpentry skills contests were conducted at the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC). They provided the facility, tools and lumber as well as fed the students. The IBEW Local 575 out of Portsmouth provided gifts for the winners of the Electrical Construction Wiring competition. State Electric Supply also provided gifts for winners.
Contest winners are eligible to participate in state competitions later this month.
Categories 3D Visualization and Animation — First: Cameron Arnett and Gunner
Architectural Board Drafting — First: Jodon Sargent, Carter.
Architectural Drafting CAD — First: Ashley Hudson, Blazer.
Automotive Service Technology — First: Isaac Stone, Boyd; second: Brandon Stevens, Boyd; third: Tyler Howard, Greenup.
Carpentry — First, Isaac Nichols, Carter; second: Jacob Palmer, Boyd; third: Landon Meade, Boyd.
Carpentry 1 — First: Kendrick Hogsten, Blazer; second: Jacob Kimper, Blazer; third: Nathaniel Miller, Blazer.
Chapter Display — First: Shelby Milam, Brooklyn Bocook and Sarah Slone, Boyd.
Construction Tool Identification — First: Quinten Clark, Russell; second: Eryn Parson, Russell.
Creed — First: Payton Parsons, Russell.
Electrical Construction Wiring — First: Tyler Webb, Greenup; second: Gage Brewer, Greenup; third: Sean Smith, Russell.
Job Interview — First: Katelyn Campbell, Carter; Samantha Holcomb, Greenup; third: William Barker, Carter.
Job Skills Demo A — First: Ryan McKnight, Carter; second: Jeff Adkins, Carter.
First: Colby Rice, Boyd; second: Madison Blair, Greenup.
Quiz Bowl — First: Jacob Hensley, Jodon Sargent, Micah Adams, Paul Holbrook and Ryan Phillips, Carter; second: Craig Dawson, Matthew Kouns, Dakota May, Savanna Ramey and Hunter McMillen, Carter.
First: Chelsi Fraley, Russell.
Technical Board Drafting
— First: Madison Johnson, Carter; second: Ryan Phillips, Carter.
Technical Drafting CAD
— First: Jacob Hensley, Carter; second, Paul Holbrook, Carter; Payton Parsons, Russell.
Transportation Tool ID
— First: Keith Sparks, Greenup.
First: Ryan Renfroe, Boyd; second: Zach Morgan, Boyd; third: Dylan Stewart, Boyd.
Welding 1 — First: Jaden Bayes, Boyd; second: Terron McClanahan, Boyd; third, Braxton Sparks, Boyd.
— First: Sean Tucker, Greenup; second, Joey Wellman, Boyd; Cody Braden,
First: Matthew Kouns, Carter; second: Charlie Oppenheimer, Carter; third: Eric Moore, Greenup.