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Excellence of Watauga High School Students on Display at NC SkillsUSA Competition in Greensboro in April

May 13, 2014. The excellence of WHS students was on display in abundance at NC SkillsUSA competition in Greensboro in April, including three students who finished first in the state. The first place winners include Graham Roten in auto technology, Turner Trivette in carpentry, and Vanessa Greene in the fantasy hair and makeup section of the cosmetology competition. See photos below.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that describes itself as “a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.” It serves high school and college students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations through 13,000 school chapters with more than 300,000 student members nationwide and in U.S. territories.

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From left are Vanessa Greene, first place winner in fantasy hair and makeup, and her model Laurie Greene; Graham Roten, first place in auto technology; Natalie Oakes, model for Jasmine McGee, who won 3rd place in fantasy hair and makeup; and Elizabeth Buckner, 2nd place in haircolor. As a 1st place winner in the state competition, Vanessa Greene will now go to national competition in Kansas City next month. (Note: Graham Roten does not go to the nationals because SkillsUSA auto technology competition ends at the state level.)
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Turner Trivette (left) took first place and Bailey Gore took fifth place in the state in carpentry in the SkillsUSA competition held in Greensboro, NC last month. Turner will now go on to national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas city next month. The national competition takes place June 23-27.