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NCC Wins Awards at SkillsUSA State Conference


Nash Community College SkillsUSA members earned numerous awards during competitions at SkillsUSA North Carolina State Leadership and Skills Conference held April 18-20, 2018 in Greensboro. The students took home four medals in each: first, second and third place, two medals for fourth place and five fifth-place medals. Additionally, NCC student Joshua West received state recognition as Outstanding Student Member and NCC Machining Instructor George Shook was recognized as Post Secondary Advisor of the Year.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Nash Community College’s chapter was chartered during the Spring 2017 Semester signifying the partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to promote a highly skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel by providing educational programs, leadership opportunities, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE).

Congratulations to the following NCC SkillsUSA winners:

First Place

  • Career Pathways Showcase: Arts and Communication, Team A consisting of Alicia Small, Brandy Davis, Hannah Lofty
  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills, Kristle Manning
  • Technical Computer Applications, Heather Poythress
  • Welding, Emanuel Castaneda

Second Place

  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills, Brenda Johnson
  • Crime Scene Investigation, Team A (consisting of Jessica Flood, Lesli Garnica Luis, Hannah Blackmon)
  • Nail Care, Niza Fernandez
  • Photography, Tyshika Dickens

Third Place

  • CNC Turning Specialist, Cody Johnson
  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills, Latorria Vick-Tapp
  • Customer Service, Celeste Powell
  • Welding, William C Batchelor

Fourth Place

  • Esthetics, Gabrielle Simmons
  • Industrial Motor Control, Joshua West

Fifth Place

  • Advertising Design, Mark Burgess
  • Cosmetology Beginner Skills, Gabriel Rudd
  • Electrical Construction Wiring, Adam Marlowe
  • Welding Fabrication, Team A consisting of Melvin H Richardson, Ian C Graham, Tyrell Destouche
  • Information Technology Services, Michael Peterson

The NCC SkillsUSA Chapter was awarded the 100 club plaque, total participation plaque, and Gold Chapter of Distinction (one of two in the State).  The chapter also received a plaque for the largest post-secondary membership with over 400 members.