The SkillsUSA chapters from all three Holmes Community College campuses successfully competed in the annual competition hosted by the Mississippi Department of Education at the Jackson Convention Center Feb. 28-March 1. The first place winners will be traveling to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky, June 19-23.
Overall Holmes took home 13 awards: seven from the Goodman Campus, four from Grenada, and two from Ridgeland. Goodman SkillsUSA students Jenna Cummings, Kevin Luckett, Lauren Martin, David Orduna, Ann Pohlig, Lakesha Rand, and Hallie Westbrook performed the official closing out of the meeting; an honor bestowed on them for winning first place in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies category. Morgan Lancaster and Ivory Smith also took home a first place win for Esthetics.
Other Goodman students brought home medals, as well. Paige Hitt and Caitlyn Pounders
placed third in the Nail Care division, Michelle McMullough placed third in Cosmetology,
Todd Ingle placed third in Collision Repair, Josh Saxton placed third in Appliance
Repair, and Clark Tyner placed third in Technical Math.
From the Grenada Campus, there were two first place and two second place wins. Brittany Starnes won first place in Medical Terminology, and Meredith Moore brought home first for First Aid/CPR. In the Job Interview category, Angela Stowers won second place, and Marlena Pendleton won second in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Ridgeland Campus students Dmorris Walker and Denzel Thompson both brought home third place wins from the competition. Walker placed third in Job Skill Demonstration, and Thompson in Job Interview.
IN THIS PHOTO: Pictured are the Holmes SkillsUSA members from all three Holmes campuses who competed in the 2017 State Championship Feb. 28-March 1.