BLOOMINGDALE-Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School showcased their abilities during the 2021 Spotlight on Skills Competition Jan. 27-28 and will advance to regional and even state contests.
Juniors and seniors in labs and academic classes took part in events throughout the day, but this year’s competition underwent a few alterations to meet COVID-19 safety protocols. Community members and business representatives judged events virtually or were on-site after school to limit the amount of people in the building.
SkillsUSA includes about 80 percent of the students while program labs include student organizations such as the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Business Professionals of America (BPA) and the Future Farmers of America (FFA). The technical trade skills portion centers on more hands-on knowledge while the leadership segment views softer skills from CPR/First Aid to job interviews. Gold, silver and bronze awards were distributed and top placers move on to regional competitions around February and March. Those who win at the regional level may compete at state events and potentially advance to the national level.
Juniors who placed include the following:
Auto Collision Technology (ACT): Ashley White, first; Bailey Fillman, second; and Josh Riley, third, collision repair;
Auto Service Technology (AST): Hunter Strosnider, first; Connor Garbade, second; and Antonio McGinnis, third;
Cosmetology: Crystal Fisher, first (straight to state); Lela-Ann Sproul, second; and Kayleigh Diekman, third, job skills demonstration;
Criminal Justice: Samantha Price, first; Kayla White, second; and Emily Gubanez, third;
Computer Networking Technology (CNT): Devin Cucarese, first; Justin Batson, second; and Jesse Allen, third, information technology services;
Early Childhood Education (ECE): Katelyn Gallagher, first; Felicity Dawson, second; and Janelle Lott, third, FCCLA Language and Literacy;
Electrical Trades: Tyler Sipes, first; Garret Rawson, second; and Zane Cunningham, third, electrical construction wiring;
Health Technologies: Allison Robinette, first, and Shiann Hanket, second, BPA behavioral health; Allison Robinette, first; Rayven Ellis (senior), second; and Shiann Hanket, third, BPA behavioral health-overall; William Evans, first, and Jasmine Platko, BPA medical assisting; Tara Draper, first, BPA medical reading; Kristen Carroll, first, BPA personal care; Matelin Sterling, first, and Katelynn McWhorter, second, BPA medical terminology; Bailey Ebright, first, and Hailey Burgess, second, BPA physical therapy; Bailey Ebright, first; Hailey Burgess, second; and Trista Furbee (senior), third, BPA physical therapy-overall;
Multimedia and Design (MAD): Camden Parisi, Harlee Barbour, Breanna Hanlin and Bryce Garman, first, BPA podcast production team; and Deliah Rucker, first, BPA digital media production;
Power Mechanics: Freddy Jones, first; Hunter McFadden, second; and David Jenkins, third, FFA Ag mechanics skills;
Small Animal Science (SAS) Leanna Smith and Paige Smith, first; Mackenzie Bay and Laci Gear, second; and Micaila McMillion and Madison Hale, third, FFA veterinary science clinical procedures;
Transition to Work (TTW): Macy Bigler, first, and Dylan Haines, second, job demonstration;
Welding: Andrew Shrock, first, and Kolten Hanlin, second;
Extemporaneous Speaking: Zac Close, first; Joseph Snider, second; and Anthony Duke, third.
Among the seniors were the following:
AST: Shane McCoy, first; Andrew Perrie, second; and Hannah Beadnell, third;
ACT: Zach Hrancho, first; Daniel Quaynor, second; and Doug Whitman, third, collision repair;
Carpentry: Braden Ghrist, first; Dylan Newburn, second; and Daniel Musacchio, third;
CNT: Ronald Inman, first; Ashton Turner, second; and Issac Workman, third, information tech services;
Cosmetology: Alli Helms, first; Katie Gulczynski, second; and Destiny Karpinski-Layman, third;
Criminal Justice: Raven Shannon, first; Hannah Crain, second; and HuMonni McShan and Isaaiah Johnston, third;
Culinary Arts: Jacob Firm, first; Skylynn Skamp, second; and Peter Satiropoulis, third;
ECE: Zoe Schupp, first; Isabella Gaudio, second; and Justus Forster, third, FCCLA Language and Literacy; Alexis Kerns and Hailey Hanson, first, FCCLA Focus on Children Team; Holly Campos, first, FCCLA curriculum unit development; Lainee Harris and Lucia Burton, first, and Savannah Everhart and Kailene Barz, second, FCCLA lesson preparation;
Electrical Trades: Dylan Waggoner, first, and Zachary Ross, second, motor control; Trevor Thompson, first; Robert Eckley, second; and William Schultz, third, construction electrical;
Health Tech: Amber Smith, first; Tyler Corella, second; and Alexis Grigsby, third, nurse assisting; Trista Furbee, first, physical therapy; Rayven Ellis, first, behavioral health; Paige Boals, first; Sierrah Walker, second; and Jesica Pedersen, third, home health; Mackenzie Weaver, first, nutrition;
Power Mechanics: Lawrence White, first; Clayton Yarosz, second; and Joey McGinness, third, FFA Ag mechanics;
SAS: Ethan Masters and Vinnie Marcino, first; Kelsie Law and Ellen Hanood, second; and Hannah Batson and Samantha Fraelich, third; FFA Science Clinical Procedures;
TTW: Nolan Granatir, first, and Devin Rea, second, Job Interview I; Zach Smith, first, and Layla Logue, second, job interview; and Mariah Yost, first; Angela Talbott, second, and Christopher Hunter, third, job demonstration;
Welding: Gage Hook, first; Matthew Truby, second; and Jesse McLeod, third;
MAD: Jonathan Powers, first, and Rayne Otto, second, BPA graphic design promotion; Deliah Rucker, first, and Jason Ohle, second, BPA digital media production; Angel Garder, Gracie Keener, Justen Wargo and Brice Fillman, BPA production team; and McKenna Cook, Nathan Dierkes, Andrew Nelson and Elizabeth Smith, first, BPA small business management;
Job Interview: Izack McClurg, first; Gage Palmer, second; and Alex McAfee, third.