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NCC Holds Spring Electric Line Construction Rodeo and Graduation

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Nash Community College celebrated its Electric Line Construction Technology program Third Class certificate graduates on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with a pole climbing rodeo and graduation ceremony. The day’s celebration began 8:30 AM on NCC’s utility pole training field as Electric Line Construction students competed in a rodeo demonstrating their skills in protected grounding, climbing obstacles and hurt man rescue techniques. With family members, friends and supporters looking on, the students earned points for safety, and were timed during the competition. Winners of the rodeo are Dylan Willette – First Place; Caleb McElvie – Second Place; Justin Edgerton – Third Place.

Nash Community College’s Electric Line Construction curriculum prepares students for line construction in rural and utility settings through laboratory and practical applications. NCC students master competencies including elements of electricity, overhead pole and electrical line construction, safety codes and applications, electric power system, transformer installations, and more. An emphasis on safety is embedded in Nash Community College’s program as students earn OSHA, CDL and CPR certifications during training.

Electric Line Construction Certificate – Third Class Graduates

Tyler B. Davis, Castalia, NC
Jaeden B. Dixon, Kinston, NC
Justin W. Edgerton, Dunn, NC
Daniel R. Fisher, Chesapeake, VA
David T. Godbold, Warsaw, NC
Brett A. Hart, Elm City, NC
John C. Heath, La Grange, NC
Zachary D. Holland, Castalia, NC, Edgecombe-Martin Electric Line Scholarship Recipient
Andrew A. Lineberry, Siler City, NC, Sally Leonetti Unsung Hero Memorial Scholarship Recipient
Caleb J. McElvie, Norlina, NC, Duke Energy Electric Line Construction Scholarship Recipient
Griffin T. Pyle, La Grange, NC
Trent J. Rantanen, Angier, NC, Ryan Barrett Memorial Electric Line Scholarship Recipient
Rustin O. Reason, Plymouth, NC, Currin-Noblin Electric Line Technology Scholarship Recipient
Clark M. Thornton, Rocky Mount, NC, Duke Energy Electric Line Construction Scholarship Recipient
Xavier Tolentino Sotelo, Dunn, NC, Currin-Noblin Electric Line Technology Scholarship Recipient
Seth A. Vanderhoof, Benson, NC
Dylan M. Vick, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Aaron G. Walker, Wake Forest, NC, Duke Energy Electric Line Construction Scholarship Recipient
Dylan B. Willette, Wilson, NC, Duke Energy Electric Line Construction Scholarship Recipient

Electric Line Construction Technology/Underground Certificate Graduates

Cody R. Braswell, Rocky Mount, NC
Nicholas R. Clark, Broadway, NC
Jameson L. Cowan, Walstonburg, NC
Zackery Johnson, Bailey, NC
Wesley Murphy, Greenville, NC
Joseph E. Penny, Henderson, NC
Jared Pickett, Kinston, NC