B-UHS students medal at State Skills USA Conference

BUCKHANNON — Multiple B-UHS students, who attend Fred W. Eberle Technical Center (FETC), recently competed and medaled at the State Conference for Skills USA on Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26. FETC students attended the Skills USA State Conference the weekend before Spring Break to compete and show off their skills against other students in the same fields.

Skills USA Board of Directors President and FETC Electrical Technical Instructor Robert Lowther elaborated on the event. “Skills USA is a leadership organization that helps students to become independent thinkers and leaders in their trade area,” said Lowther. The local contest was completed in February and those winners went on to compete in the state competition. The winners from the state competition will be competing at the national level in June. The winners from the state event are as listed below.

Gold Medal Winners

Amanda Chidester - Cosmetology (post-secondary)

Jacob Bailey (B-UHS) - Diesel Equipment Technology (secondary)

Lucas Queen (LCHS) - Electrical Construction Wiring (secondary)

Bryce Manolidis - Electrical Construction Wiring (post-secondary)

Nate Perry (B-UHS) - Industrial Motor Control

Timothy Wood - Welding (post-secondary)

Hanna Wolford, Gretel Schroeder, Harley Davis (team)- Welding Fabrication (post-secondary)

Silver Medal Winners

Lauren Carpenter, Emmalee Cottrell, Zoie Parmer (LCHS, team) - Chapter Display (secondary)

Chloe Carpenter (PBHS) - Cosmetology (secondary)

Emily Felton (LCHS) - Medical Assisting (secondary)

Bronze Medal Winners

Robert Lambert (LCHS) - Carpentry (secondary)

Madison Brown (B-UHS) - Health Occupations
Professional Portfolio (secondary)

Hannah Watson (LCHS) - Medical Terminology

Megan Perry (LCHS) - Nurse Assisting (secondary)

“Many students are offered jobs during state and national level competitions. This year’s nationals will be taking place in Atlanta, Ga. in June. There are typically over 20,000 people in attendance at national events. Overall, this is a really good experience for our students,” concluded Lowther.


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