Eagles Soar to Success in Skills USA

Last week in Greenville, South Carolina, Career and Technical Education (CATE) had its annual SkillsUSA competition.  SkillsUSA is an organization that allows high school students and post-secondary students to compete to represent South Carolina on a national level in many skilled trades.   At this year's competition, four Central High School students competed in the trades’ event.  Edward Myers and Austin Locklear from Mr. Robert Horton's Building Construction class competed in carpentry and Andy McManus and David Allan competed from Mr. Miller’s Electricity class in construction wiring.  Out of the thirty-two contestants enrolled for the event, Edward Myers placed second in the competition and Austin Locklear placed fourteenth. In the construction wiring competition, out of 30 contestants, Andy McManus finished fifteenth and David Allan finished twenty-sixth.  Since Central began competing in this event three years ago, this was the first year that anyone has placed inside the top three.  As a result of his second place finish, Edward won a DeWalt cordless hammer drill/ impact driver combo valued at $300.00.