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Eastside & Southside Excel in SkillsUSA Region 9 Competition

Students in the SkillsUSA chapters at Eastside and Southside technical centers represented Fayette County Public Schools well in the 2023 Region 9 contests, held during the week of Feb. 13-17 at several locations.                                                                                        

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure our country has a skilled workforce. As a nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

In Kentucky, Region 9 includes Fayette, Woodford, Jessamine, Scott, Clark, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicolas counties.

Region Contest Results

30-Second Elevator Story – first place, Brooklyn Masharbash of Southside; second, Leo Thineyog of Southside

3D Visualization & Animation – first place, Joshua Preacely and Jacob Staed of Eastside

Audio/Radio Production – first place, Alden Flowers & Caleb Grisby of Eastside

Automotive Service Technology – second, Jacob Batta of Eastside

Baking & Pastry Arts – first place, Millicent Wallace of Southside

Carpentry – second, Jacob McCarty of Southside; third, Christian Reyes of Southside

Carpentry I – third, Carson Quenon of Southside

Collision Repair Technology – first place, Carter Ferrell of Eastside; second, Juan Slaughter of Eastside

Crime Scene Investigation – first place, Eastside team 1 (Zoey Washington, Chosen Johnson, and Savannah Washburn); second, Eastside team 2 (Zoe Fields, Luke Thompson, and Isaiah Washington)

Criminal Justice – first place, Nathan Garrison of Eastside; second, Zachary Morris of Eastside; third, Jake Saunders of Eastside

Culinary Arts – first place, Taj Stroy of Southside; second, Bryton Garrett of Southside; third, Ben Miller of Southside

Customer Service – second, David Diaz of Eastside

Diesel Equipment Technology – first place, Tyler Puckett of Eastside; second, David Diaz of Eastside; third, Alyssa Clem of Eastside

Digital Camera Production – first place, Ben Ingram and Colby Toda of Eastside

Electrical Construction Wiring – first place, Logan Knecht of Southside

Electronics Technology – first place, Clay Holt of Southside

Extemporaneous Speaking – first place, Alexius Caudill of Eastside

Extemporaneous Writing – first place, Clay Holt of Southside

Firefighting – first place, Harrison Kaye of Eastside; second, Addison Caudill of Eastside; third, Chelsey Gerardi of Eastside

First Aid / CPR – first place, Zachary Morris of Eastside; second, Autumn Miller of Eastside; third, Grace Tomazic of Eastside

Interactive Application & Video Game Design – first place, Emelia Johnson and Noah Smith of Eastside

Job Interview – second, Uzziel Batres Chavez of Eastside; third, Gabriela Stephens of Eastside

Job Skills Demo A – first place, Malaki Christie of Eastside; second, Jorden Reynolds of Southside; third, David Komprs of Southside

Maintenance & Light Repair – second, Arturo Bravo of Eastside

Opening & Closing Ceremonies – first place to Eastside (Zoey Washington, Alex Olivera, Joshua Preacely, R Taylor, Savannah Washburn, Isaiah Washington, and Lainey McKinney)

Pin Design – first place, Caleb Grisby of Eastside

Power Equipment Technology – first place, Grant Childress of Eastside; second, James Cupolo of Eastside; third, Malaki Christie of Eastside

Prepared Speech – first place, Zoe Vanwinkle of Eastside

Quiz Bowl – first place, Eastside

Related Technical Math – third, Noah Keyland of Southside

T-Shirt – first place, Southside

Television Production – first place, Jacie Brewer and Matthew Rowe of Eastside

Video News Production – first place, Eastside (Abbie Barnes, Niles Geurtz, Tiana Gibbons, and Omari Curry-Johnson)

Welding – second, Jorden Reynolds of Southside; third, Samuel Kincaid of Southside

Welding I – second, David Komprs of Southside; third, Austin Hagy of Southside

Welding Fabrication – first place to Bryan Vera, Bennett Cross, and Spencer Flynn of Southside

Next up is the state conference April 19-22 in Louisville, followed by national competition this summer in Atlanta.

Source: Lisa Rudzinski at Eastside

Posted Feb. 28, 2023