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2019 SkillsUSA Competitions
Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center
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Posted On: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Twenty two students from Ralph R. Willis Career & Technical Center (RRWCTC) participated in the annual SkillsUSA State Championship competitions. The annual competition determines the “best of the best” from many programs of study for students throughout the state.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations fields.  It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championship competitions annually to recognize the achievements of Career and Technical Education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen fields. Students who win gold (1st place) will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference that will be held in Louisville, Ky.

The annual two-day state competition was held on March 22-23, 2019 at Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV. The students from Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center represented all three-high schools in Logan County - Chapmanville Regional High, Logan High and Man High.

Kayla Toler, a student from Kim Brown’s Therapeutic Services program competed in Health Occupations Professional Portfolio competition. She also represented Ralph R. Willis Career and Technical Center as President for the 2019 West Virginia SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Lori Canterbury, a student from Kim Brown’s Therapeutic Services program competed in the Medical Terminology competition and won a silver medal (2nd place). Also, Amber Richards, a student from Kim Brown’s Therapeutic Services program competed in Prepared Speech and won a silver medal (2nd place).

Hershel Carter and Cameron Zealy, students from Becky Keathley’s Computer Technology program, won silver medals (2nd place) in the Web Design competition. The competition required students to design and develop a WV tourism web site. Alex Lee, a student from Becky Keathley’s Computer Technology program, won a silver medal (2nd place) in Technical Computer Applications. David McCoy, a student from the Computer Technology program, won a bronze medal (3rd place) in the Job Skills Demonstration competition.

Kevin Maynard, a post-secondary student form Jack Frye’s Machine Tool Technology program won a gold medal (1st place) in the Manual Lathe competition. Also, Nick Vance, won a silver medal (2nd place) in the Manual Lathe competition.

John Welch, a student from Bill Wilcox’s HVAC & R program won a bronze medal (3rd place) in the HVAC & R competition. Also, Jayleigh Riley, a student from Teresa Justice’s Pro-Start program won a bronze medal (3rd place) in the Restaurant Services competition.

The following students also competed in the WV SkillsUSA competitions and represented their programs from RRWCTC:

  • Blake Runyon from Becky Keathley’s Computer Technology program competed in the Information Technology Services competition.
  • Haylea Bumgarner from Teresa Justice’s Pro-Start program competed in the Culinary Arts competition.
  • Noah Hurst from Cliff Motes’ Automotive Services Technology program competed in the Automotive Services Technology competition.
  • Isaac Lambert from Jack Frye’s Machine Tool program competed in the CNC Milling competition
  • Jacob Vannatter from Eddie Kirkendoll’s Electrical Technology program competed in the Job Interview competition.
  • The following student’s from Jeremy Frazier’s Welding Technology program competed in the SkillsUSA competitions.
    • Billie Dotson - Employment Application Process competition
    • Dalton Holt, Charles Rosser and Jason Thomas - Welding Fabrication competition
    • Seth Wingler - Welding competition
    • Josh Ross – Extemporaneous Speaking

RRWCTC would like to thank Logan County Schools for their generous contributions, so that our students would have the opportunity to compete in the WV SkillsUSA competitions this year.

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