Russellville ATC students earn honors at SkillsUSA regional
By Jim Turner

Posted on March 12, 2016 2:07 PM

Over 125 area high school students competed in the 5th Region SkillsUSA competition hosted by Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College, along with the Warren County Area Technology Center, on Fe. 26.

Representatives of Russellville Area Technology Center placed in the top three in 16 events, including 9 first places.

SkillsUSA is a United States career and technical student organization serving more than 320,000 high school and college students enrolled in training programs including technical, skilled, service, and health occupations.

SkillsUSA offers competitive activities in which students strive to achieve in a variety of occupational skill and leadership areas. Competition in skill and personal achievement is encouraged at all levels. Leadership contests include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, safety, opening and closing ceremonies, and job interviewing. Occupational skill contests include the building trades, health occupations, automotive technology, electrical/electronics, and personal services. Other competitions are: outstanding SkillsUSA chapter, community service, entrepreneurship and customer service.

Winners at the local events will move on to state and national levels. First, second and third place winners in the contest received a gold, silver, or bonze SkillsUSA medallion.

Russellville winners from this year’s 5th Region competition were:

Automotive Service Tech

·         First Place – Trey Colburn – Butler Co. Tech

·         Second Place – Jeffery Lemons – Russellville ATC

·         Third Place – Brian Gates – Butler Co. Tech

Computer Programming

·         First Place – Calab Cassady – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Austin Yewell – Russellville ATC

Electrical Construction Wiring

·         First Place – Zach McElfresh – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Scotty Hilti – Monroe Co. Tech

·         Third Place – Jarret Pitcock – Monroe Co. ATC

Industrial Motor Control (MOTR)

·         First Place – Chris Hines – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Jacob Herald – Allen Co. Tech

·         Third Place – Dakota McKinney – Butler Co. ATC

Information Technology Service (CMT)

·         First Place – Travis Hader – Warren Co. ATC

·         Second Place – Matthew Garner – Russellville ATC

·         Third Place – Anthony Marcum – Warren Co. ATC

Job Interview

·         First Place – Joseph Taylor – Allen Co. Tech

·         Second Place – Chase Cline – Allen Co. Tech

·         Third Place – Xavior Caine Posey – Russellville ATC

Jobs Skills Open

·         First Place – Paul Hedge – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Tamara Davis – Monroe Co. ATC

Photo Art Display

·         First Place – Nicole Horton – Russellville ATC

Precision Machining

·         First Place – Chris Mayes – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Alex Norris– Barren Co. ATC

·         Third Place – Rob Beam – Barren Co. ATC

Related Technical Math

·         First Place – Daniel Walker – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Calab Cassidy – Russellville ATC

·         Third Place – Jacob Herald – Allen Co. ATC

SkillsUSA Spelling

·         First Place – Maggie Adams – Allen Co. Tech

·         Second Place – Alex Reid – Allen Co. Tech

·         Third Place – Noah Stahl – Russellville ATC

Talent Single

·         First Place – Paul Hedge – Russellville ATC


·         First Place – Will Wright – Barren Co. Tech

·         Second Place – Josh Carson – Warren Co. ATC

·         Third Place – Seth Bagby – Russellville ATC

Welding Fabrication

·         First Place – Team of Nick Coleman, Austin Stamps, Dayln Chapman – Russellville ATC

·         Second Place – Team of Brenna Wilkinson, Austin Massey, Nick Steen – Warren County ATC

·         Third Place – Team of Kendall Stamps, Payne Arney, and Cody Uhls – Franklin-Simpson

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