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NGTC students earn high SkillsUSA state finishes in Atlanta
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Seventeen North Georgia Technical College students earned medals at the recent Georgia SkillsUSA Championships.

Several North Georgia Technical College students received high honors at the recent Georgia SkillsUSA Championships in Atlanta. Overall, 17 students earned medals, including three first-place, 11 second-place and three third-place awards.

First-place winners included Andrew Franklin of Bethlehem in marine service technology; Akayla Campbell of Mineral Bluff in restaurant services; and Jeremy Gay from Martin in automotive service technology.

Second-place finishers were Seth Pourbaix of Clarkesville in marine service technology; James Bingham of Clarkesville in electrical construction wiring; Matt Wilbanks of Commerce in robotics and automation technology; Damon Rose of McCaysville in robotics and automation technology; Joseph Nix of Lavonia in mechatronics; David Bennett of Cornelia in mechatronics; Hope Long of Demorest in crime scene investigation team; Asia Shealer of Martin in crime scene investigation team; Justin Wheeler of Toccoa in crime scene investigation team; Andrea Smith of Columbia, S.C., in digital cinema production; and Hanna Franklin of Dahlonega in digital cinema production.

The third-place finishers were DJ Cotrell of Dahlonega in marine service technology; Peter Adams of Buford in photography and Christopher Powell from Clarkesville in culinary arts.

The three first-place winners were set to travel to the National SkillsUSA Championships in June.

For more information about programs at NGTC, visit northgatech.edu.

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