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Vica Winners Head to Nationals in Kansas City

Joseph Stout, an automotive student took first place at state in job skill demonstration.
Katie Young took top honors in prepared speech at the job skills competition.

Five College of Eastern Utah students placed first in the Skills USA competition hosted in Salt Lake City recently, thus qualifying them to attend nationals in Kansas City, Mo. later this summer.

In cosmetology, Katie Young placed first in prepared speech.

Kaylynn Cornett took first in job interview.

In welding, Jeremiah Garcia took top honors in the state. CEU has placed first in the welding category five of the past six years.

In the automotive technology Garrett Harrison was tops among his peers.

Finally, Joseph Stout took first in job skill demonstration.

Overall 18 students from CEU placed in the top three of their respective categories.

Kaylynn Cornett took first place in job interview at state.
Jeremiah Garcia took first in the state in welding. This category has been dominated by CEU in the last half a decade.

Earning second place in cosmetology was Caitlin Thomas, in customer service; and the team of Rebecca Curtis, Patricia Crittenden, Elizabeth Gurling, Erica Jenson, Cassidy Morley, April Olsen and Chaliese Williams, in opening/closing ceremonies.

Third place finishers included Janeal Harris, cosmetology; Jill Durrant, nail care; and Chanel Giles, customer service.

Earning second place in automotive was Stephen Faxon, customer service; and Jordon Strate, job skill demonstration.

Carbon High School students placed in the top 10 in the Ford/AAA contest.

"The CEU faculty who trained these students also deserve a great deal of credit for the teams success," said Russell Goodrich, dean over the profesional, career and technical division.

The faculty over cosmetology, welding and automotive include Debbie Prichard, Linda Davis, Lon Youngberg, Mike Tryon, Stan Martineau, Stanley Willson and also some adjunct faculty.

"These were the people who helped the students achieve their success," concluded Goodrich.

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