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Seven Applied Technology Education Campus (ATEC) students brought home honors medals after competing at the state Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Leadership Conference in Charleston, March 7-9.
Kylan Corbett took first place in job seeking skills competition at the conference, which is attended by high school and college students from throughout the state taking health occupation-related courses.
Also winning medals at the conference were Karina Nolasco, Christine Stuhn and Cindy Ramos-Perez for second place in public service announcement. Laurel Taylor, Casey Blair and Katelin Byrum took third place in public service announcement.
All the medal winners will advance to the national HOSA competition in Dallas this summer.
Top five finishers from ATEC included Lexes Matthews and Jessica Alvey in CPR, Edwin Gonzalez in dental terminology and Iris Kaputa and Morgan Foss in health education awareness.
In addition, Kaputa was chosen to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the conference’s opening session and banquet after previously submitting to the conference organizers an audition in open competition.
ATEC FFA CHAPTER TAKES THIRD PLACE IN STATE WILDLIFE COMPETITION
ATEC team members included Johnathan Marthers, Blake Crane, Jacob Stockman, James Harper and Megan Santoro.
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The Fire Service program at ATEC has received a $7,500 grant from the South Carolina State Firefighters Association (SCSFA) for its firefighting program. Shown are J.D. McCarley, Region 2 training coordinator for the S.C. Fire Academy; Scott Wiles, deputy fire marshal for Kershaw County; Chris Tidwell, battalion commander for the Camden Fire Department; Chris Jones, volunteer coordinator for the Lugoff Fire Department; ATEC director Gordon Morris and ATEC firefighting instructor Jeff Cooper.
Thanks to the Mark Mason family who own the Lugoff Automotive Group. They have agreed to provide paid internships for a number of our second and third level automotive technology students who met hiring criteria at the group's local dealerships which include Lugoff Toyota, Lugoff Ford and Carolina Chrysler Dodge. As of now, four students are participating in these paid internships, which include part-time work after school hours and on Saturdays. Congratulations to Trent Johnson and Brandon Harris, who are at Lugoff Ford, Hunter Horton who is at Lugoff Toyota and Vance Outlaw who is at Carolina Chrysler Dodge. We are hopeful that later in the school year additional students will qualify as positions become available. Larry Watkins is the program instructor.