SCCTC masonry students show off skills

April 16, 2014

The masonry program was given the chance to show off their skills by competing against other high school students at the Ohio-Kentucky Masonry Contest. The contest was held at the Ohio-Kentucky Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers new training center in Batavia, Ohio. This year seven SCCTC masonry students participated in the contest.

In the senior division, Bennie Jenkins took third place, while Josh Baumgardner placed fourth. Austin Rideout took first place and Cameron Cline second place in the junior division.

A new contest was added to the completion —“The Fastest Trowel.” This contest was designed to determine which student can lay the most bricks in 45 minutes. SCCTC senior masonry student, Kaleb McHenry, took first place in the new contest. Kaleb said, “The trip there was great, and I really enjoyed competing against other students from other vocational schools. The experience was wonderful.”

According to Larry Moore, masonry instructor, “This contest gives our students, program, and the SCCTC exposure to potential job opportunities in the career field.”