February 13, 2018
NICEVILLE, FL- A record number of NWF students competed and placed at the regional SkillsUSA competition in Pensacola on February 7, 2018.
The following students placed:
- 1st place—Heather Phillips (Fort Walton Beach)
- 1st place team—Matthew Hall (Santa Rosa Beach) and Samuel McClead (Fort Walton Beach)
Career Pathways — Health Science
- 1st Place—Megan Campbell (Fort Walton Beach), Ashely Peterson (Fort Walton Beach) and Hailey Roach (Fort Walton Beach)
Career Pathways — Human Services
- Kaitlyn Crawford (Crestview), Kayla Greene (Niceville) and Jamie Oldacre (Crestview)
Career Pathways — Science, Technology, Math
- Tracy Hedtkamp (Mary Esther), Meggie Marut (Niceville) and Emma Michenfelder (Fort Walton Beach)
- 1st place—Andrew Ponce (Shalimar)
- 1st place—Volha Franskevich (Miramar Beach)
- 2nd place—Amber Norton (Fort Walton Beach)
- 3rd place—Hanah Mathes (Destin)
Early Childhood Education
- 1st place—Christine Clark (Niceville)
- 2nd place—Katelyn Robinson (DeFuniak Springs)
Health Care Portfolio
- 1st place—Charlotte Shumaker (Crestview)
- 2nd place—Lauren Moore (Crestview)
Job Demonstration – A
- 3rd place—Jessica Long (Crestview)
- 1st place team—Ryan Adams (Mary Esther), Matt Gregory (Fort Walton Beach), Taylor Nelson (Niceville) and Donovan Robertson (DeFuniak Springs)
- 1st place—Stephanie Baker (Crestview)
- 2nd place—Kiana Vera (Shalimar)
- 3rd place—Devin Andrews (Mary Esther)
- 1st place—James Yacks (Niceville)
“We are so proud of the record number of students competing and placing in the SkillsUSA regional competition,” said Dr. Devin Stephenson, President. “The distinctions our students received during this competition prove that NWF State College is providing an engaging campus culture that enhances student success.”
SkillsUSA is an educational partnership that provides students, teachers and other professionals with the tools needed to excel in the workforce. Each year, SkillsUSA puts on several competitions at the local, regional, state and national levels to test the skillset of students who are preparing to begin their careers.
Additionally, NWF State College SkillsUSA Advisor La’Terica Clark was named Rookie Advisor of the Year. This is Clark’s first year in this role.
All NWF students that competed and placed at the regional level are eligible to compete at the state level in Pensacola on April 30-May 2, 2018.