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Several shine at Skills USA conference
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Effingham County high school students recently attended the SkillsUSA State Skills and Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 11-13 and students from both schools brought home some outstanding awards.

In addition to winning medals, two ECHS students sang at the opening session Thursday night. Danielle Smart sang the National Anthem and Hillary Usher sang “Georgia on My Mind.” Their performances can be viewed at ECHS also had 23 students competing is 18 different contests. Seven of those competed in different skills contest and brought back 13 medals. ECHS student Christina Hillman also won a seat as a SkillsUSA State Officer.  

SEHS took 20 students and six of those won medals in various categories. Listed below are the students who earned medals and the category in which they won:

Effingham County High School
Advertising Design – Julia Tillery (third place)
Graphic Communications – Christina Hillman (first place and moves on to nationals in June)
Screen Printing – Hayden Polk (first place and moves on to nationals in June)
Constitutional Law Quiz Bowl – Taylor May and Chris Carpenter (third place)
Crime scene investigation – Tori May, Hank Campbell, Kaitlyn Shipes (second place)
News Broadcast – Stephanie Simmons, Hunter McGilvray, Clint Fagin, Wade Rogers (third place)
Promotional Graphics – Chelsea McIntyre (first place)

South Effingham High School
Medical Assisting - Joni Barr (second place)
Carpentry - Kevin Strickland (fourth place)
Nurse Assisting - Harley Roush (fifth place)
Quiz Bowl - Emilia Truluck, John Rodriguez, Hunter Owens, Kyle Lankhorst (fifth place)
Masonry - Dylan Boys (sixth place)
Teamworks - Brittany Legg, Josh Rodriguez, Richard Harvey, Faith Boatright (ninth place)