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New Philadelphia, Ohio - A number of Buckeye Career Center students are advancing to state career and technical student organization championships in the coming months. 

BCC hosted the Southeast Regional SkillsUSA competition on February 23rd with 14 students placing and qualifying for state competition. They included:

  • Gold medal winners: Miranda Vega (Tuscarawas Valley/Graphic Arts) in Advertising Design and first place banner (statewide), the team of Kelly Parson (New Philadelphia/Law Enforcement), Jazmine Fuller (Dover/Law Enforcement), and Molly Morris (Indian Valley/Law Enforcement) in Crime Scene Investigation, and the team of Samantha Johnson (New Philadelphia/Cosmetology) and Kelci Manbeck (Conotton Valley/Cosmetology) in Esthetics. 
  • Silver medal winners: Grant Wallace (Claymont/Electrical Systems) in Electrical Construction Wiring, Nolan Porter (New Philadelphia/Welding) in Prepared Speech, and Jonathan Pollock (New Philadelphia/Welding) in Welding. 
  • Bronze medal winners: Charles Griffin (Conotton Valley/Law Enforcement) in Criminal Justice, and the team of Dalton Bell (Dover/Electrical Systems), Kaleb Nape (Carrollton/Electrical Systems), Dean Piraino (Indian Valley/Construction), and Orion Wasem (Tuscarawas Valley/Electrical Systems) in Team Works. 

Those students will compete at the SkillsUSA State Championships April 16-17, 2019 in Columbus. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.             
BCC also hosted the regional Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) regional competition on Saturday, March 9th, with five students earning gold medals. Gold medal winners included Logan Kazelman (Dover/Teaching Professions) in Advocacy, Adrian Dotson (Indian Valley/Teaching Professions) in Illustrated Talk, Angel White (Indian Valley/Teaching Professions) in Illustrated Talk, Kenia Gonzales (Dover/Teaching Professions) in Interpersonal Communication, and Alexis George (Dover/Teaching Professions) in Interpersonal Communication. 

Those students will go on to compete at the annual FCCLA State Leadership Conference on April 25th-26th in Columbus.  FCCLA is a national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education.  

In addition, Buckeye Career Center’s FFA Wildlife Management team recently placed first out of 25 teams at the Southeast State Invitational, with nine students placing in the top 10 out of 148 competitors. Those students include:  1st place: Gavin Mullen (Strasburg/Natural Resources), 3rd place: Hunter McKim (Claymont/Energy Operations), 4th place: Giovanni Spinelli (Dover/Natural Resources), 5th place: Seth Schuman (Tuscarawas Valley/Natural Resources), 6th place: Nolan Hagan (Indian Valley/Natural Resources), 7th place: Katelyn Smitley (Fairless/Ag. & Diesel Technology), 8th place: Joseph Brown (Indian Valley/Natural Resources), and 9th place: Kyler Shetler (Strasburg/Natural Resources). 


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