Alabama students win honors in SkillsUSA Championships

Competition tests career and technical skills.

Generic trophies and awardsSeventeen Alabama high school and community college students have earned honors in the SkillsUSA Championships, including three gold medals.

The competition allows students to demonstrate their skills in a variety of career and technical programs.

Alabama winners include —

College gold medalists:

  • Marvin Josey and William Smigel of Calhoun Community College, additive manufacturing
  • Sara Eskew and Zach Hudson of Wallace State Hanceville, mobile robotic technology

High school gold medalist:

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  • Luke West of Earnest Pruett Center of Technology, CNC milling specialist

College silver medalists:

  • Candace Browning, Callie Flaugh and Leah Tarvin of Wallace State Hanceville, crime scene investigation
  • Lindsey Guffey of Northeast Alabama Community College, health occupations professional portfolio

High school silver medalists:

  • Natalie Cain, Tyler Marr and Raymond Pace of Earnest Pruett Center of Technology, automated manufacturing
  • Jonathan Gidley and Emarie Price of Vestavia Hills High School, additive manufacturing

College bronze medalists:

  • James Kennamer of Northeast Alabama Community College, medical math

High school bronze medalists:

  • Bethany Pharr of Limestone Career Technology Center, cosmetology
  • Will Jones of Earnest Pruett Center of Technology, CNC turning specialist



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