SkillsUSA state competition winners

Jefferson County High students recently competed in career education events as part of the Tennessee SkillsUSA competition in Chattanooga. Contests were career and technical education-based, with contestants performing hands-on tasks as well as giving presentations to a panel of judges representing various trades and businesses. Winners received scholarships, gift cards, tools, and equipment. First-place winners from JCHS will be competing in June at the SkillsUSA National competition in Atlanta. Pictured on the first row, from left, are Kayden Pursley (3rd place prepared speech) Hailyn Byrge (3rd place job demo), and Bryn Price (3rd place Crime Scene Investigation). In the second row, from left, are Katelyn Loveday (3rd place Crime Scene Investigation), Morgan Manning (3rd place Crime Scene Investigation) and Hunter Foister (1st place Heating and Air). In back are Officer Jim Potts (Criminal Justice Instructor), John Bales (2nd place carpentry), Taylor Kibodeaux (1st place plumbing), Caleb Smith (1st place sheet metal), and Steve Strange (Carpentry Instructor). Not pictured is Matthew Barret (HVAC instructor). – Dale Gentry | The Standard Banner

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