SkillsUSA logo     Every student at Pickaway-Ross belongs to a career and technical student organization. Most years, membership involves competing in local or regional contests with the goal of advancing to the state or even national competition. 

     While many contests are being held online, that hasn’t stopped students from competing and excelling.

     Students in the SkillsUSA chapter on main campus recently competed in regionals and placed in 10 of the 15 contests, allowing them to advance to state.

     Those who placed first are Bryce Bartlett, CNC Milling; Joel Brown, CNC Turning; Eliana DeGarmo, Nail Care; Jameson Ward, Automotive Refinishing; and Mason Willis, Collision Repair.

     Those who placed second are Jalynne Nichols, First aid/CPR; Harlie Snyder, Electrical Construction Wiring; the team of Abbigail Barnhart, Breanna Hill and Haley Parker, CSI; and the team of Jonathan McGarvey, Braden Sabine and Jordan Smith, Welding Fabrication.

     Those who placed third are Kaitlyn Dickey, Medical Terminology; and the team of Jacob Kerscher, DECA logoJacob Robinson and Gwendolyn Strausbaugh, Welding Fabrication.

     Our DECA chapter fielded two teams for the Stock Market Game contest.

     Team 1 — Shawnee Messer, Desiree Ratliff and David Seymour — ranked 242 out of 4,718 teams. Team 2 — Victoria Brown and — Dalton Crowe — ranked 428.

       BPA chapter members placed as follows in the judged categories: Graphic Design Promotion: third, Lydia Yates; fifth, Grace Cook; 10th, Austin Self; 15th, Brayden Clay; Interview Skills: fourth, Alison Fuller; Prepared Speech: second, Mikayla Kittel (advancing to state);  

     BPA chapter members placed as follows in the non-judged categories: PC Servicing & Troubleshooting: first, Hayden Spencer (advancing to state); second, James Marable (advancing to state); fourth, Joseph Underwood (advancing to state); fifth, Taylor Pummel; sixth, Tim Gillfillan; eighth, Chad Cheadle; 10th, Daniel Erickson; 12th, Jason Springer; Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing: second, Kloe Poyner (advancing to state); third, Jarrod Bellar (advancing to state); and Advanced Desktop Publishing: third, Kalis Cosby (advancing to state).