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Southside and Eastside technical centers get gold medals in SkillsUSA competition

Students from Southside and Eastside technical centers who received gold medals in the 2013 SkillsUSA state competition will advance to the National Leadership and Skills Conference set for June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo. The state officers, including Eastside’s Patricia Taylor and Dalton Cox, will also attend.
Four dozen Fayette County Public Schools students participated in the state conference in Louisville earlier in the month, where they also conducted business for the Kentucky chapter, met with business and industry representatives, and heard from government officials.
Top competition results from Eastside Technical Center:
Gold medal winners:
Dalton Cox, Creed
Matthew Jolicoeur, Building Maintenance
Alex Lane, Prepared Speech
Lee Makin, Employment Application Process
Cory Townsend, Power Equipment
Silver medalists:

Josh Driskell, Collision Repair
Alex Helton, Power Equipment
Tevin Lavizzio, Action Skills
Bronze medalists:
Scott Azure, Extemporaneous Speaking
Ana Castellano, 3D Visualization and Animation and also in T-Shirt Design
Lucas Williams, 3D Visualization and Animation
Top results from Southside Technical Center:
Gold medal winners:

Chance Corman, Chapter Display
Anecia Davis, Promotional Bulletin Board
Matthew Griffith, Chapter Display
Logan Hall, Promotional Bulletin Board
Hunter Raleigh, Commercial Baking
George Riley, Chapter Display
Andrew Vinegar, Culinary Arts
Silver medalists:
Ana Contreras, Food and Beverage Service
Jahquan Harris, Mobile Robotics
Thomas Hutchens, Mobile Robotics
Allon Stephens, Carpentry I and in Prepared Speech
Bronze medalists:
Rebecca Hughes, Cake Decorating
Todd Neely, Job Skills Demonstration
Lindsy Reed, Commercial Baking
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working to ensure that the United States has a skilled workforce. The national organization serves high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service arenas, including health occupations.
For more information, call Southside at 859-381-3603 or Eastside at 859-381-3740.

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