RATC dominates SkillsUSA competition at SKYCTC

Posted on May 19, 2015 9:43 PM

RATC dominates SkillsUSA competition at SKYCTC

Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College and the Warren County Area Technology Center hosted this year’s Region 5 SkillsUSA competition on Friday, February 27, 2015.  Region 5 schools include Allen County Technology Center, Barren County Area Technology Center (ATC), Butler County ATC, Franklin-Simpson Vocational Center, Monroe County ATC, Russellville ATC, and the Warren County ATC.

Russellville ATC, which includes students from Logan County and Todd Central as well as Russellville high schools, dominated the competition. RATC won 13 events, well ahead of Barren County with eight and Warren County with six. Russellville placed in the top three an overwhelming 34 times. Allen County was second with 18 and Barren County third with six.

Melissa Herderhorst Jones leads the RATC team and is also regional SkillsUSA chair.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the organization, and the theme is “50 Years of Champions at Work.”

The events involved competitive activities in a variety of occupational skill and leadership areas.  Leadership skills being evaluated include public speaking, parliamentary procedure, safety, opening and closing ceremonies, and job interviewing. Occupational skills 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.

SkillsUSA Kentucky is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to ensure Kentucky has a skilled workforce.  The organization helps each student excel.  SkillsUSA Kentucky is a member of the SkillsUSA national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, and service occupations.

SkillsUSA Kentucky programs include local, regional, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.  At the annual state SkillsUSA Kentucky Leadership and Skills Championships, approximately 1,000 students compete in 99 occupational and leadership skill areas.

SkillsUSA programs also help to establish industry standards for job training in the lab and classroom and promote community service.  SkillsUSA is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and is cited as a “successful model of employer-driven youth development training program” by the U.S. Department of Labor and is an OSHA Alliance partner.

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

This year’s winners in the Region 5 SkillsUSA Competition were:

SkillsUSA 2015 Winners

Action Skills (AS)

1st Place – Paul Hedge - Russellville ATC

Architectural Board Drafting (ABD)

1st Place - Noah Kaiser - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Aidan Rice - Allen Co.

3rd Place – Brandon Little - Allen Co.

Architectural Drafting - CAD (AD)

1st Place - Dylan Harper - Allen Co.

2nd Place – Zoe Brownfield - Barren Co.

3rd Place – Devin Walters - Allen Co.

Automated Mfg Technology (MFG) Team

1st Place – Braden Pedigo, Dylan Haynes, Darian Bautista - Barren Co.

Automotive Service Tech ( AST )

1st Place – Jeffrey Lemons - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Dylan Farmer - Barren Co.

3rd Place – Samson Anderson - Allen Co.

Automotive Service Tech 1 ( AST1 )

1st Place – Britany King - Warren Co.

2nd Place – Isaiah Coyt - Warren Co.

3rd Place – Stephen Hoffman – Barren Co.

Cabinetmaking (CM)

1st Place – Mason Jones - Monroe Co.

Carpentry ( C )

1st Place - Cody Gravil - Warren Co.

2nd Place - Lucas Upchurch - Warren Co.

3rd Place - Devin Lee Gearlds - Monroe Co.

Carpentry 1 ( C1 )

1st Place – Daniel Posers - Warren Co.

2nd Place - Kai Andrew Khai - Warren Co.

CNC Milling Specialist (CNCM)

1st – Seth Chapman - Barren Co

2nd – Josh Wooten - Barren Co.

Computer Maint. Technology ( CMT )

1st Place – Logan Boyd - Warren Co.

2nd Place – Kevin Perea – Warren Co.

3rd Place – Matthew Garner - Russellville ATC

Construction Tool Identification (CTI)

1st Place – Daniel Powers – Warren Co.

2nd Place – Jeramie Thompson – Russellville ATC

Customer Service (CUS)

1st Place – Kaitlyn Foster- Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Aidan Rice - Allen Co.

Electric Construction Wiring (ECW)

1st Place – Weston Riggs - Barren Co.

2nd Place – Cole Wilkinson - Barren Co.

Electronics Technology (ET)

1st Place – Tiston Keas - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Sebastian Rolett - Russellville ATC

Extemporaneous Speaking (ES)

1st Place – Alex Melton - Franklin Simpson

2nd Place – Grace Jones - Allen Co.

3rd Place – McKinley Dieterlen - Allen Co.

Extemporneous Writing ( EW )

1st Place – Lucas Harrison - Allen Co.

2nd Place – Chyanne Funnell - Allen Co.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Cond. & Refrig (HVAC)

1st Place – Eric Garrison - Barren Co.

2nd Place – Zack Scott – Barren Co.

Industrial Motor Control (MOTR)

1st Place – Makievyn Burgos - Russellville ATC

Job Interview (JI)

1st Place - Devin Walters - Allen Co.

Job Skills Demo A (JSDA)

1st Place – Austin Miller - Barren Co.

Job Skills Demo Open (JSDO)

1st Place – Joaquin Galben - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Tristan Dill - Russellville ATC

Masonry (M)

1st Place – Matt Lile - Franklin Simpson

2nd Place – Logan Watkins - Franklin Simpson

Masonry I (M1)

1st Place – Michael Herrington - Franklin Simpson

Pin Design (PIN)

1st Place – Savannah Bell - Barren Co.

Pledge (PL)

1st Place – Ralston Shipley - Allen Co.

Precision Machining Tech (PMT)

1st Place - Jacob Holman - Barren Co.

2nd Place – Wesley Hadden - Russellville ATC

3rd Place – Chris Mayes - Russellville ATC

Promotional Bulletin Board (BB) Team #1 Member 1

1st Place – Macey Young and Elizabeth Young - Franklin Simpson

Quiz Bowl (Quiz)

1st Place – Madison Anderson, Noah Kaiser, Dillon Settle, Noah Stahl, Seth Bagby – Russellville ATC

Related Technical Math (RTM)

1st Place - Michael Dylan Cardwell - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Dylan Harper - Allen Co.

3rd Place – Cory Radcliff - Allen Co.

Skills Spelling (SS)

1st Place – Paige Jones - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Maggie Sharp - Russellville ATC

3rd Place – Tyler Kirkman - Russellville ATC

Talent Group (TG)

1st Place – Paul Hedge and Tristan Dill - Russellville ATC

Technical Board Drafting ( TBD )

1st Place - Travis Tarter - Barren Co.

2nd Place – Ralston Shipley - Allen Co.

3rd Place – Cory Radcliff - Allen Co.

Technical Drafting CAD ( TD )

1st Place – Lucas Harrison - Allen Co.

2nd Place – Garrett Cooper - Allen Co.

3rd Place – Madison Anderson - Russellville ATC

Transportation Tool ID (TTI)

1st Place – Clayton Harwood - Barren Co.

2nd Place – Tyler Kirkman - Russellville ATC

Welding (W)

1st Place – Chase Williamson - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Hunter Gloyd - Russellville ATC

3rd Place – Zach Stradtner - Franklin Simpson

Welding 1 (W1)

1st Place – Jacob Hildebrant - Warren Co.

2nd Place – Nick Coleman - Russellville ATC

3rd Place - Jacob Hadden - Warren Co.

Welding Fabrication (WF) Team

1st Place – Cody Driver, Dakota Hyde, Chris Butt - Franklin Simpson

2nd Place – Brennan Wilkinson, Will Steen, Austin Massey – Warren Co.

3rd Place – Marshall Lewis, Corey Glass, Brandon Belk – Warren Co.

Welding Sculpture

1st Place – Samantha Sturgill - Russellville ATC

2nd Place – Jordan Spurgeon - Franklin Simpson

The contests are organized by and run through a partnership of industry, labor and education. More than 5,500 students from all states advance and compete in the national event.

SkillsUSA is the official U.S. representative to the WorldSkills Competition. For more information about SkillsUSA, go to http://skillsusa.org/.


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