This group of students from the Belmont Career Center will be competing in the 60th annual Ohio SkillsUSA state competition on April 27-28, at the Ohio Exposition Center in Columbus. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled, service and health occupations.
Pictured, seated from left, are Colten Peigan, Union Local, competing in computer maintenance; Jessica Blazak, Shadyside, competing in extemporaneous speaking; and Patrick Tribbie, Bellaire, competing in architectural drafting. Standing from left, are Dylan Patten, Martins Ferry, Miranda Steed, Barnesville, and Brennon Leiffer, Bellaire, competing as a team in a crime scene investigation.
First place winners at the state contest will advance to the National SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City in June. Debbie Hawthorne serves as Ohio SkillsUSA advisor for the Career Centers.