Tech students fair well in state competitions

Jack Latta jlatta@civitasmedia.com

September 12, 2013

MARTIN - Floyd County Students were recognized for their technology achievements following a state competition in Louisiville.

The Floyd County Area Technology Center held its annual awards ceremony on May 14, at the school. Among those honored were five students who represented the school at the SkillsUSA state level competition which was held in Louisville in April.

SkillsUSA is a student leadership organization available to all Career and Technical students. It is a national organization which serves high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations. These students advanced to the state level after placing in first and second place during the regional competition at the Big Sandy Community & Technical College on the Paintsville Campus. The students are enrolled in the Welding Technology program,

Floyd County Clerk Chris Waugh and newly appointed Floyd County Jailer, Cheyenne McKinney were on hand to present awards to the students. Those students recognized included: math/carpentry student Colton Shepherd, office technology students; Shay Crace and Haley Handshoe, and welding students; Tyler Honeycutt and Johnathan Stanley.

Also recognized this year was Samantha Howell, a senior at South Floyd High School and a Health Science student at the Floyd County Area Technology Center, who participated in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) regional competition held Dec. 12, at the Southeast Community and Technical College in Cumberland. Samantha won second place in the Extemporaneous Health Poster division.