Students compete at National SkillsUSA conference
Seven Pocahontas County High School students competed in the 47th annual National SkillsUSA conference in Kansas City, Missouri.
Alex Cutlip, Gabriel Walkup, Alex Griffith, Derek Hamman, Patrick Martin and Phillip Whiteis competed in Chapter Business Procedure (CBP).
CBP requires excellent working knowledge of parliamentary procedure and problem solving.
Our students did exceptionally well based on their knowledge and last minute consultation of Robert's Rules of Order, student advisor Gary Beverage said.
The six-man team placed first in the preliminary round and had six perfect scores in 22 judging areas, placing second in the nation and capturing silver medals.
Mackenzie Halterman competed in Prepared Speech and is the first student from PCHS to make it to the final competition in that category.
Halterman represented West Virginia well, placing 11th in a field of 46 competitors.
PCHS SkillsUSA Chapter is living up to the Skills USA theme, "Champions at Work."
"SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
SkillsUSA helps each student excel."