GTCC SHINES AT SKILLS COMPETITION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2015

From left to right:  GTCC students Davina Galloway (second place) and Kathleen Mavarakis (first place) in Medical Assisting

GTCC student Davina Galloway (left) won second place and Kathleen Mavarakis (right) won first place in Medical Assisting.

JAMESTOWN, N.C. – Guilford Technical Community College shined at the SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference April 21-23 in Greensboro. Fourteen GTCC students placed first in the competition. Thirteen of those students are eligible to compete in the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) June 22-26 in Louisville, Ky where more than 6,000 career and technical education students –– all state contest winners –– will compete hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields.

This year, 66 GTCC students competed in 26 contest areas including automotive refinishing technology, aviation, CNC milling and CNC turning, criminal justice, cosmetology, dental assisting, carpentry and collision repair. Of the 66 who competed, 41 placed in the top five in their respective contests. The competition was held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Joseph S. Koury Convention Center, and GTCC’s Jamestown and Greensboro campuses.

From left to right: Edmond Couser, fourth place; Horacio Deleon, third place; Rasheem Pugh, second place in Collision Repair Technology

GTCC students who competed in Collision Repair Technology are from left to right: Edmond Couser, fourth place; Horacio Deleon, third place; Rasheem Pugh, second place.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Through its local, state and national competitions, students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.

The following GTCC students placed fifth or higher in this year’s SkillsUSA North Carolina State Conference:

•    Caroline Kearns of Greensboro, Advertising Design, first
•    Bradley Farrell of Lexington, Advertising Design, third
•    Thomas Keister of McLeansville, Automotive Refinishing Technology, second
•    Alex Newberry of Mebane, Automotive Refinishing Technology, third
•    William Roundtree of Greensboro, Aviation Maintenance Technology, first
•    Jarrett Hamrick of Archdale, Carpentry, second
•    Joe Cooper of Greensboro, Carpentry, fourth
•    Wesley Garrison of Greensboro, CNC Technician, third
•    Sam Gladden of Greensboro, CNC Turning, first
•    David Chrismon of Jamestown, CNC Turning, fifth
•    Rasheem Pugh of Greensboro, Collision Repair Technology, second
•    Horacio Deleon of High Point, Collision Repair Technology, third
•    Edmund Couser of Greensboro, Collision Repair Technology, fourth
•    Alexia D’Egidio of Greensboro, Commercial Baking, first
•    Dichel Graves of Greensboro, Cosmetology I (State Contest), first
•    Phydesia Lewis of Greensboro, Cosmetology I (State Contest), second

Rene Meeks of High Point (left) models a creation by Megan Gardinier of High Point (right), earning second place in Fantasy Hair and Makeup (State Contest).

Rene Meeks of High Point (left) models a creation by Megan Gardinier of High Point (right), earning second place in Fantasy Hair and Makeup (State Contest).

•    LaToya Goode of Greensboro, Cosmetology I (State Contest), third
•    Marcella Houston of Greensboro, Cosmetology I (State Contest), fourth
•    Summa Brandon of Greensboro, Cosmetology I (State Contest), fifth
•    Amber Echerd of High Point, Crime Scene Investigation (Team Event), second
•    Stacy Garner of Kernersville, Crime Scene Investigation (Team Event), second
•    Garrett Brand of Greensboro, Crime Scene Investigation, second
•    Kathleen Keene of Thomasville, Criminal Justice, first
•    Sarah Mayer of Jamestown, Culinary Arts, first
•    Logan Brown of Stoneville, Dental Assisting, first
•    Jordan Smith of Burlington, Diesel Equipment Technology, fifth
•    Ronnie Kluch of Greensboro, Electrical Construction Wiring, first
•    Megan Gardinier of High Point, Fantasy Hair & Makeup (State Contest), second
•    Rene Meeks of High Point, Fantasy Hair & Makeup – Model (State Contest), second
•    Stephanie Williams of Archdale, Health Occupations Professional Portfolio, first
•    Celina Schrimsher of Sophia, Job Skill Demonstration, second
•    Martin James of Greensboro, Job Skill Demonstration, third
•    Kathleen Mavarakis of Summerfield, Medical Assisting, first
•    Davina Galloway of Greensboro, Medical Assisting, second
•    Renise Roseborough of Winston-Salem, Nail Care, first
•    Kristen Feimster of Troutman, Nail Care – Model, first
•    Caleb Stanley of Greensboro, Welding, first
•    Daniel Torres of Kernersville, Welding, second
•    Sean Kellog of Greensboro, Welding Fabrication, fourth
•    Christopher Rush of High Point, Welding Fabrication, fourth
•    Thoal Ayun of Greensboro, Welding Fabrication, fourth
Guilford Technical Community College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.

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