BRISTOL HERALD MAIL
Thirty-four Tazewell County Career and Technical Center (TCCTC) students participated in the district-level SkillsUSA competitions this year held at both the Tazewell County Career and Technical Center in Tazewell, Virginia and the Smyth Career and Technology Center in Marion, Virginia.
Tazewell County students competed against students from Smyth, Carroll, Wythe, Greyson, and Washington counties as well as the city of Bristol, Virginia.
The winners of the Tazewell County Technical and Vocational Center competition are:
Troy Bradshaw – first place, carpentry.
Max Byrd – second place, carpentry.
Adam Justice – first place, cabinetmaking.
Nathaniel Pruitt – second place, cabinetmaking.
Jayden Keene – first place, diesel equipment technology.
Patrick Rowe – second place, diesel equipment technology.
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Joshua Taylor – third place, diesel equipment technology.
Johnathan Sullivan – first place, electrical equipment technology.
Travis course – second place, electrical equipment technology.
Ryan Perkins – First Place, Marine Services Technology.
Landon Baldwin – second place, Marine Services Technology.
Zack Stinson – first place, motorcycle technology
Kaleb Matney – second place, motorcycle technology
Ethan Deel, Matthew Helton, Jerry McCoy and Richard Sarver – fourth place, teamwork.
Tylan Tatum – second place, welding.
Kaiden Fowler – fourth place, welding.
Ethan Kiser – third place, criminal justice.
Avery Keen – first place, car maintenance and light repairs.
Nikolas Pater – fifth place, car maintenance and light repair.
Nick Sargent – first place, masonry.
Samuel Kennedy – first place, masonry
Tiffany Childress – first place, barber
Savannah Shouse – first place, aesthetic (with model Braelyn Honaker)
Brianna Lawson – first place, nail care (with model Brianna Hess)
“SkillsUSA not only provides our students with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in the competitive arena, but also provides our students with leadership opportunities that can impact the rest of their lives,” said Cynthia. Hurley, director of the TCCTC. “We are very proud of the dedication of each of these students as they hone their craft to become the next generation workforce. They have so much to offer. ”
Going forward, 24 career and technical students from Tazewell County will be aiming for the State SkillsUSA competition to be held in Virginia Beach, Va., April 8-10.