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HCCA Students Win SkillsUSA Awards

Houston County, Ga.  – Five Houston County Career Academy students competed in the SkillsUSA event held in February.  They competed in eight categories and placed in five, to include winning first-place medals in two areas.

The award-winners are listed below with their category, placement and home schools. 

- Skylar Golden, 1st place, Job Skill Demonstration Open (Blunt Hair Cut), Northside High;

- John King, 1st place, Job Skill Demonstration A (Oil Change), Northside High;

- Bryant Carlson, 2nd place, Automotive Service, Perry High;

- Leilani Hernandez, 2nd place, First Aid/CRP (Public Safety), Northside High; and

- Jared Oberlin, 3rd place, Welding, Northside High.

All five students participate in the Move on When Ready program. They are dual-enrolled at Central Georgia Technical College.

SkillsUSA is a national student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through partnerships between employers and educators.

Hundreds of American industries have turned to SkillsUSA for employees who exemplify "Champions at Work" in both skills and attitudes. Its mission is to empower students to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA Georgia is focused on serving high school students involved in architecture, construction, communication, cosmetology, public safety and transportation pathways.

The Houston County Career Academy (HCCA) is located at 1311 Corder Road in Warner Robins.  Sabrina Phelps serves as principal.  For more information, please call the HCCA at 478-322-3280.

Submitted by Report from Houston County Board of Education
March 8, 2017


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