On Jan. 27, Skills USA members from South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School competed at the regional competition. Five of the six members from ECHS placed first in their categories and five of the 10 members from SEHS placed first.
All of the first and second place winners will represent their school in the Skills USA state championships in Atlanta on March 17-19.
Following is the list of Skills USA students from SEHS, their categories and how they ranked:
Ryan Bryant, Collision Repair Technology, first place
Christopher Coleman, Computer Maintenance Technology, first place
Hillary Jeffers, Cosmetology, first place
Harley Roush, First Aid/ CPR, first place
Aerial Strickland, Nail Care, first place
Akash Patel, Graphic Communications, second place
Kevin Strickland, Plumbing, second place
Stephanie Owens, Preschool Teaching Assistant, third place
Randall Scott, Auto Service Technology, third place
Britney Strickland, Prepared Speech, fourth place
Others who competed:
Garrett Setto, Job Skill Demonstration Open
Randall Scott, Automotive Service Technology
The region winners for ECHS were:
Megan Schroeder, Architectural Drafting, first place
Jeb Register, Technical Drafting, first place
Rae Wright, Ad Design, first place
Shelby Jones, Pre-K teaching Assistant, first place
Christina Hillman, Graphic Communications, first place
Justin Waldron, Auto Service, third place.