ROCKSPRINGS — Students in the career and technical programs at Meigs High School took part in their local SkillsUSA competition on Monday evening for a chance to qualify for the regional competition.
Students competed in competitions ranging from medical math and terminology to cosmetology, welding and automotive technology.
In addition to the competition, the opening and closing ceremonies team conducted ceremonies which included the explanation of the SkillsUSA emblem and the meaning of SkillsUSA.
The team of Gregory Sheets II, Austin Milliron, Dylan Weaver, Chris Queen, Mersadies Markins, Britney Pridemore and Lilli-Ann Frechette, will go on to compete at the state level competition in April.
SkillsUSA’s emblem is made up of a shield, gear, torch, orbital circles, and hands.
The shield represents patriotism; The gear represents the industrial society; The torch represents knowledge; The orbital circles represent technology; The hands represent the individual.
Additionally, the colors associated with SkillsUSA have special meaning.
The colors red, white, blue and gold represent the national SkillsUSA organization. Red and white represent the individual states and chapters. Blue represents the common union of the states and of the chapters. Gold represents the individual, the most important element of the organization.
Students taking first place in their respective competitions advanced to the regional competition, which the second place student will serve as an alternate.
Competition results were as follows,
Medical Math — Isabella McDaniel, first; Jessica Cook, second
Medical Terminology — Dianne Willard, first; Lindsey Jenkins, second; Tehya Ramage, third
Job Skills Demo A — Mica Drehel
Job Skills Demo Open — December Zeigler (Cierra Wolfe, Model)
Basic Health Care — Rachel Kesterson
Job Interview — Ariann Sizemore
Health Knowledge Bowl (team of four) — Bryanna Hall, Mariah Reynolds, Madison Russell, Maddison Woodyard
First Aid and CPR — Selena Honaker, first; Caitlyn Rest, second
Nurse Assistant — Macy Hopkins, first; Tammara Sayre, second
Crime Scene Investigation (team) — Paige Dill, Amanda Lanaker, KJ Tracy; alternate — Brentten Young
Criminal Justice — Keira McCourt, first; Matt Brown, second
Nail Care — Shayla Taylor
Esthetics — Hanna Young
Cosmetology — Emily Graham, first; Marrisa Keesee, second
Automotive Service Technology — Steven George, first; Brady Lane, second; Adam Will, third
Welding — Jacob Green, first; Jake Andrus, second; Sabrina Lauer, third
Information Technology Services — Alex Henson, first; Greg Sheets, second
The following students will also compete at the regional level.
Nail Care — Shayla Taylor (Courtney Mather — Model)
Esthetics — Hanna Young (Morgan Michael — Model)
Opening and Closing Ceremony (team of seven) — Greg Sheets, Austin Milliron, Dylan Weaver, Chris Queen, Mersadies Markins, Britney Pridemore, Lilli-Ann Frechette.
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