SkillsUSA Students Score High in Latest Competition



Jordan Whetsel, Design and Layout Editor

On February 6, SkillsUSA competed in various activities in their annual competition. This year’s competition was held at TCAT Smyrna, Nissan Trading Center, and was chaperoned by Coach Spears, Mrs. Lewis and Mr. Alonso. In order for students to attend, they had to be a member of SkillsUSA and be enrolled in a CTE class.

This year 18 students participated, and below is a list of the winners: 

  • Job Skill Demonstration Open – Xavior Lowry – 3rd
  • Nail Care – Abigail Layne – 1st
  • Criminal Justice – Kaylee Smartt – 1st
  • Job Interview – Sierra Mahar – 4th
  • Crime Scene Investigation – 1st
    • Rayonna Douglas
    • Sarah Leedy
    • Kinsley Hiett
  • State Officer Candidate – Jalen Morris

Also, the 55 students who qualified will get to attend the state competition in April. SkillsUSA gained 81 students this year, which is the most the club has had in awhile. Incoming sophomores who would like to join SkillsUSA should sign up for a CTE class and get a permission slip from Coach Spears.