SkillsUSA regional winners advance to state

Fifteen students from the Washington County Career Center SkillsUSA youth organization will compete at the state competitive events in Columbus April 16-17. Those who place at the top of their event here will advance to the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students, to be held in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-28. More than 18,000 people-including students, teachers and business partners-are expected to participate in the weeklong event.

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

¯ Carpentry: Gabriella Grabow is a Marietta junior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program and she is the daughter of Eric and Diane Grabow of Lowell.

¯ Diesel Truck Mechanics: Levi Laskowski is a junior enrolled in the Diesel Truck Mechanics program and he is the son of Rick and Sarah Laskowski of New Matamoras.

¯ Health Knowledge Bowl: Kyrie “Eva” Alvarez is a Fort Frye senior enrolled in the Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program and she is the daughter of Josh and Kristina Everson of Beverly. Kyra Flanagan is a Warren senior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program and she is the daughter of Don Flanagan of Marietta and Jenny Flanagan of Marietta. Breanna Fleeman is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Patient Health Care program and she is the daughter of Chris and Julie Fleeman of Marietta. Levi Sprouse is a Belpre junior enrolled in the Medical College Prep program and he is the son of Kevin Sprouse of Belpre and the late Stacy Sprouse.

¯ Heavy Equipment Operator: Spencer Crone is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program and he is the son of Joe and Melinda Crone of Marietta. Jaron Seevers is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program and he is the son of Doug and Karen Seevers of Marietta. Braden Strahler is a Warren senior enrolled in the Heavy Equipment program and he is the son of Dustin and Amy Strahler of Marietta.

¯ Industrial Motor Control: Amber Piggott is a Belpre senior enrolled in the Electricity program and she is the daughter of Robert Piggott of Belpre and Kimberly Piggott of Belpre.

¯ Medical Math: Trenton McCabe is a Marietta junior enrolled in the Patient Health Care program and he is the son of Randy and Melissa Myers of Marietta.

¯ Team Works: Justyn Bird is a Marietta senior enrolled in the Electricity program and he is the son of Jimmy and Sarah Bird of Marietta. Kourtney Custer is a Warren senior enrolled in the Masonry program and she is the daughter of Kent Custer of Washington, WV and Dustie Riggs of Little Hocking. Devon Gibson is a Waterford senior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program and he is the son of Tim and Melissa Wines of Waterford. Caleb Smith is a Marietta junior enrolled in the Building Technology/Carpentry program and he is the son of Brian and Yolanda Smith of Marietta.

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