CLARKESVILLE - Students in a variety of study programs at North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) made a strong showing at the recent Georgia State SkillsUSA competition, claiming first place in five categories and second and third places in ten others. <br />
This year, 40 students from 15 programs at the college competed and a total of 26 medals were won. NGTC will be sending five first place winners to Kansas City, Missouri, June 23-27, for the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference.<br />
THEY ARE: Patrick Bell of Cornelia in CNC Milling Technology, Adreona Howard of Toccoa in Criminal Justice, Jacob Hester of Cleveland in First Aid/CPR, Austin Duley of Toccoa in Marine Service Technology, and Georgia Zumwalt of Jefferson in Photography. <br />
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