SkillsUSA State Historian Virginia Lyons and State Secretary Johnelle Goss

Fred Eberle students excel at state leadership and skills competition

During the weekend of March 22-23, students from Fred W. Eberle Technical Center competed in the SkillsUSA WV State Leadership and Skills Conference.

Secondary students from each of FETC’s programs had the opportunity to represent the school at the state level: Zackerie Unger (Automotive Technology); Tyler Cutright (Carpentry); Dakota Wagoner (Collision Repair); Caroline Fluke (Cosmetology); Anthony Dahman (Diesel Technology); Shane Bassford and Dawson Carpenter (Electrical Technology); Mackenzie Carr, Keylee Phillips, Brianna Barnette, Dylan Rose, Tamyra Nottingham, and Jordan Cutright (Health Occupations); Autumn Yoakum, Taylor Chapman, Virginia Lyons, and Emily Tenney (Health Professions); Maddisyn Dukes (Computer Systems Repair); Derek Dunham, William Weaver, Joshua Alexander, and Walker Marteney (Welding). Post-secondary students from FETC also participated in the SkillsUSA state conference: John Kahl (Automotive Technology); Kyle Vest-Robinson (Collision Repair); Acacia Chidester (Cosmetology); Benjamin Jarrell (Electrical Technology); Tiffany Claypool (Computer Systems Repair); Vincent Landis (Cisco Networking); and Caleb Manley (Welding Technology).

Of these students, 11 were recognized for their achievements at the state level:

Gold Medalists

  • Automotive Service Technology (Post-Secondary): John Kahl
  • Internetworking (Post-Secondary): Vincent Landis
  • Electrical Construction Wiring (Post-Secondary): Ben Jarrell
  • Cosmetology (Secondary): Caroline Fluke
  • Diesel Equipment Technology (Secondary): Anthony Dahman
  • Medical Math (Secondary): Taylor Chapman

Silver Medalists

  • Collision Repair (Post-Secondary): Kyle Vest- Robinson
  • Information Technology Service (Post-Secondary): Tiffany Claypool
  • Health Occupations Professional Portfolio (Secondary): Autumn Yoakum

Bronze Medalists

  • Welding (Post-Secondary): Caleb Manley
  • Prepared Speech (Secondary): Jordan Cutright

In addition, FETC students Virginia Lyons and Johnelle Goss were elected to state SkillsUSA leadership positions at the conference. Lyons will represent West Virginia as the SkillsUSA State Historian, and Goss as the State Secretary, for the 2019-2020 term. 

Gold medalists John Kahl, Vincent Landis, Ben Jarrell, Caroline Fluke, Anthony Dahman, and Taylor Chapman have the opportunity to compete at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. this summer.

FETC commends their students for their hard work as they prepared for the state conference this year and offers best wishes to the national finalists and state representatives this summer!

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