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SkillsUSA Awesome State Results

This past week, Middle Creek students went above and beyond at the SkillsUSA State Competition held in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sara Abushakra’s winning conference t-shirt design was printed and worn by over 3000 SkillsUSA members during the conference. During the opening session of the conference, our chapter won the Bronze level of Chapter of Excellence by completing specific activities and demonstrating a level of initiative as a SkillsUSA organization. Katie Nelson, Caroline Sabourin, Paige Lawrence, TJ Nicols, Griffen Lawrence, and Sean Brown were recognized as outstanding members for their leadership and initiative in our local chapter. Middle Creek High School was also awarded the Largest Chapter of all SkillsUSA chapters in the state of North Carolina. 
This year, we took our largest group of students (49), who competed in 16 different contests. Of those 16 contests, Middle Creek students placed in the top 5 in the state in 14 of those categories. Congratulations to the following students for placing in the top 5 of their competition:
  • Jason Stinnett & Samantha Tremont (5th Place - Web Design)
  • Hannah Ryninger & Andrew Shipman (4th Place - Web Design)
  • Eliza Telkamp & Kyle Macaluso (4th Place - Interactive & Video Game Development)
  • Cameron Sozio & Carl Dudra (4th Place - TV/Video Production)
  • Henry Hollyday & Mark Shanahan (4th Place - Audio/Radio Production)
  • Katie Nelson (4th Place - Advertising Design)
  • Melanie Krug (2nd place - Prepared Speech)
  • Alex Miller (2nd place - Pin Design)
  • Billy Hall, Brenna Harrison & Gerrod Ubben (2nd Place - Engineering Technology & Design)
  • Sara Abushakra & Alyssa Smith (2nd place - Digital Cinema Production)
  • Caroline Sabourin, Nadia Harvilla, & Payton Williams (2nd place - Chapter Display)
  • Paige Lawrence (2nd place - Advertising Design)
  • George Maya (2nd place - Welding Sculpture)
  • Kaiann Nehrenz, Rylin Cormell, Brooklyn Longest, Madeline Rabideau, & Adam Schmitt (1st place - Digital Media)
We are also proud to announce that we have 8 students who won the state championship in their competitions and have been invited to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championship in Louisville, KY in June this year. Andrew Robertson and Connor Vance took home the gold in Audio/Radio Production. Our Broadcast News Production team (Nicole Ferrari, Alex Nguyen, TJ Nicols, and Edwin Quaye) also earned a state title in their competition. Crowned state champion of T-shirt Design was Eric Todd. And finally, Emma Milligan took home the gold in Pin Design. Congratulations to these students who represented our school and SkillsUSA Chapter at the highest level and will be the representative from the state of North Carolina at the national conference!