HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Students enrolled in Career Technical Education programs at the Cullman Area Technology Academy (CATA) brought home awards from the North District SkillsUSA Competition at Wallace State last Friday.
Dakota McDaniel from Fairview High School is North District Champion – Class Project Display for his “CNC Engraving” project.
Alex Black and Parker Odeneal from Holly Pond High School earned silver medals – Class Project Display (Team) for their “Fluid Flow Fiesta” physics project.
CATA Carpentry teacher/SkillsUSA advisor Mike Burkett reported that the three qualified for and will participate in the state SkillsUSA competition in Birmingham, coming up in April.
Burkett said of his students, “These CATA students have what it takes to be champions: they work hard, have big hearts, and they take their learning seriously. I am not only very proud of them, but constantly amazed at how much they want to excel in their acquisition of knowledge.”
CATA Cosmetology students took first-place honors in the Class Project Display (Team) category. Students Brooke Bowers, Elyse Koloski and Jazmin Bice won for their special effects makeup, a style in which Koloski and other CATA students competed and won at last year’s Premiere Birmingham beauty show. They will take part in the upcoming state competition in April.
“I’m very proud of these students,” said CATA Cosmetology instructor Tasha Flanigan. “This is the first time our department has entered in this division at SkillUSA. Students exhibited a very strong work ethic, along with teamwork.”
Learn more about SkillsUSA at https://alskillsusa.org.
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