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.
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