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Area schools host State SkillsUSA conference

Apr. 05, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

ELEANOR, W.Va. -- Putnam Career & Technical Center hosted a successful 2013 State Leadership Conference for SkillsUSA in late March, and PCTC students garnered dozens of awards in the competition.

SkillsUSA is a collaboration among students, teachers, and industry that prepares young people for careers in health services, technology, skilled services and trade. Students enrolled in secondary and post-secondary programs from around the state competed in activities that allowed them to showcase their career skills.

Putnam County students earned a total of 44 awards, including 32 gold medals, eight silver medals, and four bronze medals, according to a news release from Putnam County Schools.

PCTC students earned awards in the following categories:

Advertising design

Jacob Hall, Gold (Post Secondary)

Architectural drafting

Kristian Karl, Silver (Secondary)

Collision repair

Dustin Milbee, Gold (Secondary)

Thomas Alford, Gold (Post Secondary)

Computer maintenance

Tyler King, Bronze (Post Secondary)

Dental assisting

Ashley Bowman, Gold (Secondary)

Abigail Crown, Gold (Post Secondary)

Electrical construction wiring

Eric Parsons, Silver (Secondary)

Abe Ferguson, Silver (Post Secondary)

Employment application

Caitlyn Hughes, Gold (Secondary)

Engineering technology (team)

Tanner Butcher, Gold

Cody Murdock, Gold

Donald Page; Gold

(Post Secondary)

First aid/CPR

Kendra Brillhart, Bronze (Secondary)


William Fry, Bronze (Post Secondary)

Industrial motor control

Kenneth Carrino, Bronze (Secondary)

Aaron Jividen, Silver (Post Secondary)


Caleb Hill, Gold (Post Secondary)

Job interview

Casey Crites, Silver (Post Secondary)

Job skill demo

Bailey King, Gold (Secondary)

Mobile electronics

Tyler Thompson, Gold (Secondary)

Opening and closing ceremonies (Team)

Carrie Easter, Gold

Brittany Elmore, Bold

Baley Rummell, Gold

Chelsea Shue, Gold

Danielle Smith, Gold

Brooke Thaxton, Gold

Kendra Wagner, Gold


Pin design

Sara Phelix, Silver (Secondary)

Kenny Allison, II, Gold (Post Secondary)


Jonathan Hensley, Gold (Secondary)

James Meade, Gold (Post Secondary)

Related technical math

Michael Hoover, Silver (Post Secondary)

Team works

Cody Barr, Gold

Lucas Caldwell, Gold

Zachary Hill, Gold

Shane Hudson, Gold


Evan Beller, Gold

Tanner Gibson, Gold

Dylan Good, Gold

Matthew Snedegar, Gold

(Post Secondary)

T-Shirt design

Weston Wellman, Silver (Secondary)

Brenna Johnson, Gold (Post Secondary)

Welding sculpture

Justin Boyle, Gold (Post Secondary)