By Staff Reports
LOWNDES COUNTY -- Twenty-five Lowndes High School students recently attended the Region 8 Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Skills contest at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup.
The Lowndes Chapter brought home seven first-place wins, seven second-place wins and one third-place finish in 15 of the 17 events they entered. Those students who finished second place or above qualified to attend the state competition to be held in Atlanta this April. A win in Atlanta will send students to nationals in Kansas City this summer.
Leadership Development Contest
Betty Singletary, first place, Job Interview
Anthony McCastle, second place, Prepared Speech
Health Occupations Contest
Ashley Baxter, first place, Basic Health Care Skills
Kim Baxter, first place, First Aid and CPR
Donnie Bailey, Eric Burnette, Nikkie Mitchell, B. J. McCall, and Ashley Harbach, second place, Health Knowledge Bowl
Rebecca Fuller, first place, Medical Assisting
Amber Shiver, first place, Nurse Assisting
Trade, Industry and Technical Contest
Matt Russ, second place, Plumbing
John Yi, first place, Power Equipment Technology
Adam Garschagen, second place, Architectural Drafting
Alfonso Huerta, second place, Auto Service Technology
Trey Cothron, third place, Carpentry
Cory Lippel, second place, Masonry
Kevin Bittner, second place, Residential Wiring
Joey Johnson, first place, Technical Drafting
Students required to attend the competition who were already qualified for state were Casey Touchton, community service; Julie Davis, promotional bulletin board; Michael McGee, diesel equipment technology; Trey Wright, motorcycle preparer; and John Yi, alternate.
Other students who competed were Sam Hawke, collision repair technology; and Tommy Cowart, welding.