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Eastside & Southside Students Show Up Strong in SkillsUSA State Competition

Career & Technical Education students from Eastside and Southside technical centers did well in the 2023 SkillsUSA Kentucky state-level contests this spring. Congratulations to all!

3D Visualization & Animation: 1st place to Joshua Preacely and Jacob Staed of Eastside

30-Second Elevator Pitch: 1st place to Brooklyn Masharbash of Southside Tech; 2nd to Leo Thineyog of Southside

Audio/Radio Production: 1st place to Alden Flowers and Caleb Grisby of Eastside

Crime Scene Investigation: 1st place to Zoe Fields, Luke Thompson, and Isaiah Washington of Eastside; and 3rd place to Zoey Washington, Chosen Johnson, and Savannah Washburn of Eastside

Criminal Justice: 3rd place to Zachary Morris of Eastside

Culinary Arts: 3rd place to Taj Stroy of Southside

Electronics Technology: 1st place to Clay Holt of Southside

Extemporaneous Writing: 1st place to Clay Holt of Southside

Firefighting: 1st place to Harrison Kaye of Eastside

Opening & Closing Ceremonies: 3rd place to Zoey Washington, Alex Olivera, Savannah Washburn, Isaiah Washington, Lainey McKinney, and Jacob Staed of Eastside

Pin Design: 2nd place to Caleb Grisby of Eastside

Power Equipment Technology: 1st place to Grant Childress of Eastside; 2nd to Malaki Christie of Eastside

Prepared Speech: 2nd place to Zoe VanWinkle of Eastside

Quiz Bowl: 2nd place to Eastside (Alden Flowers, Luke Thompson, Kendrick Vanzant, Zoe Fields, and Tyler Puckett, with alternates Nathan Garrison and Harrison Kaye)

Television/Video Production: 1st place to Matthew Rowe of Eastside

Video News Production: 1st place to Abbie Barnes, Niles Geurtz, Tiana Gibbons, and Omari Curry-Johnson of Eastside

In addition, Eastside’s Zoey Washington was elected to serve as a Kentucky SkillsUSA officer for the 23-24 school year.

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.

Contacts: Daryn Morris at Southside and Lisa Rudzinski at Eastside

Posted April 26, 2023