WCCC students advance to state

Regional competition for the SE Regional Skills-USA was held at the Washington County Career Center on March 2. This was the first of a two-year stint that the regionals will be held at WCCC. Washington State Community College graciously co-hosted this event with the Career Center and housed seven of the skilled area competitions at their facility. Students from the Career Center competed against 12 other schools in the Southeast District.

Those students who will be competing at the state level are:

Automotive Refinishing: Mark Eickert, II is a senior in the Auto Collision program and the son of Mark, Sr. and Mary Eickert of Little Hocking

Automotive Service: Lee Parker is a senior in the Auto Mechanics program and the son of Bill Parker of Marietta

First Aid/CPR: Austin Johnson is a senior in the Medical College Prep program and the son of Darren Johnson of Charleston and Terri Wagner of Vincent

Health Knowledge Bowl: Jessie Boley is a senior in the Medical College Prep program and the daughter of Brian and Saundra Boley of Lowell; Amber Fulford is a senior in the Patient Health Care program and the daughter of Lisa Fulford of Waterford; Raquel Lada is a senior in the Medical College Prep program and the daughter of Rocky Lada of Waterford and Karen Gorrell of Williamstown; Corey Miller is a junior in the Medical College Prep program and the son of Jay and Sheryl Ballengee of Vienna

Industrial Motor Control: Dylan McNabb is a senior in the Electricity program and the son of Wayne McNabb of Watertown

Medical Math: Derien Wright is a junior in the Medical College Prep program and the daughter of Derek and Carol Wright of New Matamoras

Medical Terminology: Danielle Bosner is a senior in the Medical College Prep program and the daughter of Doug and Sharon Bosner of Lowell

Nurse Assisting: Alexus Antill is a senior in the Patient Health Care program and the daughter of John Antill and Danielle Davis of Parkersburg

Related Technical Math: Dominick Omspach is a senior in the Building Technology/Carpentry program and the son of Tonia Omspach of Lowell

All of these students earned the opportunity and will be competing at the state level in Columbus on April 23-24. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational, technical, academic and leadership skills. At the annual national-level SkillsUSA Championships, over 4,600 students compete in 84 occupational and leadership skill areas.