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Career-Tech makes Tiger history with eight SkillsUSA awards
CLARKSDALE – Students from Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education recently received the most awards in Tiger history at the annual SkillsUSA state competition.

Career-Tech makes Tiger history with eight SkillsUSA awards

Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - bdavis@coahomacc.edu

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Mon Mar 6, 2017

CLARKSDALE –Students from Coahoma Community College’s Division of Career and Technical Education recently received the most awards in Tiger history at the annual SkillsUSA state competition.

During the event, hosted Feb. 28 and March 1 in Jackson, MS, CCC competed against students from Mississippi’s 15 community colleges to prove their expertise in several career and technical education categories.

Tigers earned six silver medals and two bronze medals.

CCC SkillsUSA Advisor Shelia Sanders said the division is excited about the achievement.

“We are so proud of each and every student who competed in the competition this year,” Sanders said. “We are planning on awarding the students by taking them to the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference.”

All students in CCC’s Career and Technical Education programs are members of SkillsUSA— a national organization comprised of students, instructors and professionals that are committed to ensuring America has a skilled workforce.

Members of CCC’s SkillsUSA organization are now preparing to travel this summer to the national SkillsUSA competition, which feature first place winners from state competitions across the nation.

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Pictured, from left, are Chase Durham (Oxford, MS), 3rd place winner in Teamworks; Matt Bumpous (Walls, MS), 3rd place winner in Teamworks; CCC Residential Carpentry Instructor Larry Barrett; Maques Shorter (Shelby, MS), 3rd place winner in Teamworks; Wyatt Bailey (Hernando, MS), 2nd place winner in Carpentry; and JaCorey Johnson (Lyon, MS), 3rd place winner in Teamworks.

 

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Pictured, from left, are Cleveland Miller (Tutwiler, MS) 2nd place winner in Collision & Repair; CCC Collision Repair Technology Instructor Joe Giles; Marvell Jones (Friars Point, MS), observer; and Nicholas McBride (Clarksdale, MS), competitor in Auto Refinishing.

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Brothers Darryl Heath and Anthony Galmore, both of Clarksdale, MS, placed second in the Brick Masonry competition. Not pictured is CCC Brick, Block and Stone Masonry Instructor Neal Mitchell.

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Pictured from left, Audrey Davidson (Friars Point, MS), 2nd place winner in Commercial Baking; CCC Culinary Arts Instructor Joann Hoskins; Nakisha Johnson (Tunica, MS) participated in Job Demonstration A; Markee Williams (Clarksdale, MS), 2nd place winner in Restaurant Service; Ladarius Houston (Clarksdale, MS), 2nd place winner in Job Demonstration Open; CCC Culinary Arts Instructor Brennon Warr; and Marcello Kemp (Clarksdale, MS), 3rd place winner in Culinary Arts.