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A. West Sponsored First-Time Ever, South and Southwest Georgia Skills Challenge

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A. West was one of the sponsors of the Colquitt County hosted, South and Southwest Georgia Skills Challenge Thursday, November 30 at Spence Field.

The challenge is one of four held around the state. In the challenge, high schools pit their Career, Technical and Agricultural Education students against each other in electrical wiring, carpentry, plumbing, masonry and welding — skills needed by the construction industry that’s sponsoring the events.

Turnout for Thursday’s competition was incredible for a first-time event — 19 schools sent about 150 competitors. The Regional Cup was won by Tift County High School and Crisp County won three of the five first-place awards.

Individual awards included:

Plumbing: 1st place, Trey Allison, Crisp County High School; 2nd, Trevor Baldree, Colquitt County High School; 3rd, Adam Lopez, Lee County High School.

Masonry: 1st, Bailey Evanson, Camden County High School; 2nd, G’Lovonni Flournoy, Peach County High School; 3rd, Jamicah Whitehead, Tift County High School.

Electrical: 1st, Zach Musselwhite, Crisp County High School; 2nd, Jordan Gilliard, Crisp County High School; 3rd, Kirk Beacham, Colquitt County High School.

Carpentry: 1st, Conner Butterworth, Crisp County High School; 2nd, Chandler Pitts, Tift County High School; 3rd, Mark McKinsey, Crisp County High School.

Welding: 1st, Logan Brown, Lee County High School; 2nd, Chase Carter, Ware County High School; 3rd, Will Gross, Camden County High School; 4th, Scott Cadwalader, Camden County High School; 5th, Taylor Wade, Fitzgerald High School; 6th, Hunter Aldridge, Americus-Sumter High School; 7th, Ian Green, Camden County High School; 8th, Alex Castro, Wiregrass College and Career Academy; 9th, Bradley Roundtree, Crisp County High School; 10th, Declan Jones, Camden County High School.