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200 kids from 16 schools show off their construction skills
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More than 200 students from 16 area high schools are participating in the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Students show off their skills in carpentry, construction, welding and other practices. - photo by Scott Rogers

More than 200 students from 16 area high schools showed off their expertise mostly in construction fields. The Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge was held Nov. 7 at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Here’s how Hall County’s teams did:

  • Chestatee High School’s Team D won first place in broadcast news production

  • Johnson High School’s Team B won second place in broadcast news production, Luis Padilla won second in cabinet making, Josh Lopez won second in carpentry, Angel Amezucua won second in HVAC, Jose Negrete won third in blueprint reading and Danny Sanchez won third in team works.

  • Cherokee Bluff High School’s Saul Evazo won second in blueprint reading and Jackson Folkerts won third in construction careers display.

  • Lanier College & Career Academy’s Seth Franklin won first in construction careers display, Jackson Davis won first and Jackson Knepper third in HVAC, Alan Gutierrez won third in cabinet making and Domingo Juan won third in masonry.

  • West Hall High School’s Alexis Hernandez won first in electrical, Mason Gee won second in masonry and Ashley Perez won second in construction careers display.

  • North Hall High School’s Jonathon Wilbanks won third in welding.

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North Hall High's John Wilbanks joins more than 200 students from 16 area high schools participating in the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. - photo by Scott Rogers
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The Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge allows students to show off their skills in carpentry, construction, welding and other practices. - photo by Scott Rogers
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More than 200 students from 16 area high schools are participating in the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Students show off their skills in carpentry, construction, welding and other practices. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Johnson High's Benito DeLeon practices his maneuvers on a mini excavator Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, during the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. - photo by Scott Rogers
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More than 200 students from 16 area high schools are participating in the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge Thursday Nov. 7, 2019, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Students show off their skills in carpentry, construction, welding and other practices. - photo by Scott Rogers
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Audrey Villarreal lights a torch Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, during the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. - photo by Scott Rogers
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