Members of the CHS Skills USA team pose for a photo after competition. (contributed photo)
Cedartown High School students are pictured immediately following the Skills USA award ceremony in Atlanta on March 12. They are, from left, front, Chris Tucker 3rd place Carpentry Teamworks, Emilio Reyes 3rd place Electrical Teamworks, Agustin Soto 3rd place Masonry Teamworks, Halie Lumpkin 1st place Welding Sculpture, Anthony Yeoman 1st place Sheetmetal Fabrication, Ryan Dobbs 3rd place Plumbing Teamworks, Chase Walker 3rd place Plumbing, Cody Lumpkin 1st place Criminal Justice, back row left to right Dylan Hayden Electrical, Adam Flowers Precision Machining, Josh Brown Cabinetmaking, Drew Swafford Observer, Katie Reid Crime Scene Investigation, Omar Ramirez Masonry, Ethan Smith Crime Scene Investigation, Megan Cupp Crime Scene Investigation.
Cedartown was well represented again this year at the Skills USA State Competition and kept the tradition of winning alive.
Students competed March 11-12 in Atlanta against other students from all across the state of Georgia to get the opportunity to represent Georgia at the national competition. Only students that win first place at state get to move on and compete at Kansas City in June.
Cedartown has three first-place winners this year.
Now the challenge to raise funds for the trip is on, faculty advisors stated. The cost to send these students to Kansas City will be about $1,500 per student. This cost is not covered by the school system. Instead, it is up to the students and their instructor to raise funds.
Any person wanting to make a donation can contact the school, instructor Matt Hayden said.