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JHS SkillsUSA excels at State Conference

SkillsUSA students from Jackson High School competed in the SkillsUSA State Conference and Competition at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta on March 11-13.

There were over 1,800 students at the conference this year competing in 86 competitions.

Mr. Sonny Braswell, SkillsUSA advisor and Construction Technology teacher, carried nine students this year to state with seven of them competing and two observers

The two observers were JHS SkillsUSA officers Megan Carver and Anthony Gwara who went as voting delegates to elect next years State SkillsUSA Officers.

Students competing were Alexa Osborne in Job Demo A, Matt Wright in Fire Fighting, Tyler Dooley in Carpentry, Jason Garmon in Power Equipment Technology, Kathryn Berry, Alexis Giddens, and Hannah Kline in Health Knowledge Bowl.

"All the students did a great job representing Jackson High School and Butts County," said Braswell.

The JHS winners at the State Competition were Alexa Osborne and Matt Wright.

Osbourne won first place in Job Demo A and received a $375 travel scholarship to help her pay her way to Kansas City, Missouri this summer for Nationals. Wright placed third in Fire Fighting.

"I am proud of all the students and how they did," said Braswell.

SkillsUSA in a student-led leadership organization which focuses on building better leaders for tomorrow. If you would like more information you can go to www.skillsusa.org and www.skillsusageorgia.org .