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SECCA Students Excel
Monday, 14 February 2011

February 14--  Vidalia Comprehensive High School students enrolled in Southeastern Early College and Career Academy (SECCA) classes performed well at the SkillsUSA Region Competition hosted at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Ten of the 13 students representing VCHS & SECCA placed in the competition.

Image(Kneeling) Mr. Travis Williams (Advisor)-(First Row L-R) Candler Cleveland, Brianna Davis, Derrick Screws, Thomas Collins, Nick Fussell, Victoria Moses, and Bobby Garcia-(Second Row L-R) Josh Brown, Josh Dowd, Kole Perkins, Jared Roosa, Casey Moses, and Justin Taylor. 

First place finishers Bobby Garcia and Kole Perkins in addition to Derrick Screws, Josh Dowd, and Thomas Collins, who placed second, will advance to the SkillsUSA State Competition in Atlanta on March 17, 18, & 19.

Advisor Travis Williams was very pleased with the team's level of competition.  "I am very proud of my team.  "They represented VCHS & SECCA like professionals.  We should all be very proud of them," said Williams.

Formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America), SkillsUSA is a student organization for students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

The finishers and their competition are as follows: 

First Place:  Bobby Garcia - Automotive Refinishin, Kole Perkins - Precision Machining Technology

Second Place:  Derrick Screws - Power Equipment Technology, Josh Dowd - Advertising Design, Thomas Collins - Preschool Teaching Assistant

Third Place: Justin Taylor - Residential Wiring, Casey Moses - Job Skills Demonstration (Open), Brianna Davis - Welding, Jared Roosa - Collision Repair Technology, Nick Fussell - Prepared Speech

Honorable Mention: Candler Cleveland - Automotive Technology, Victoria Moses - Job Interview, Josh Brown - CPR/First Aid


 
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