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Students showcase talents in SkillsUSA competitions
18 FCHS club members place in the top five in their categories
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Courtesy Photo: Carpentry was just one of many categories in which students in FCHS’s SkillsUSA club competed. Ryan Marlowe placed fourth in the category.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Forty-two Franklin County High School students recently competed in the 49th SkillsUSA Conference and Competition in Roanoke.

Competing against over 1,100 students from across the commonwealth, FCHS had 18 students to place in the top five in various categories.

The students, coached by Ken Kilinski, TV Production instructor at FCHS, competed in Automotive, Carpentry, Building Maintenance, Webpage Design, Broadcast News, Television Video Production, Heating Ventilation/Air Conditioning, Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl and Entrepreneurship.

Students placing in the top five include:

•Broadcast News Production: (fifth place) Samantha Eaton, Steven Ellis, Carly Jones and Richard Pichardo.

•Building Maintenance: (second place) Brandon Pate.

•Carpentry: (fourth place) Ryan Marlowe.

•Criminal Justice: (third place) Jordan Chandler.

•Electronics Technology: (fifth place) Cody Bowman.

•Entrepreneurship: (third place) Kurt Austin, John Boyd, William Carter and Christina Wilkerson.

•Motorcycle Service Technology: (fourth place) Remington Stokes.

•Television Production -- Special Effects: (third place) Benjamin Friel and Joshua Sumner.

•Video Product Development: (second place) Richard Pichardo and Ty Temple.

•Web Design: (second place) Caleb Forbes and Kimberley Moss.

SkillsUSA Virginia is an organization for students enrolled in career and technical occupations in Virginia's high schools and community colleges.

According to the SkillsUSA website, the club empowers, teaches employability skills, rewards, provides a network and builds self-esteem.

The SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference and Skills Competition will be held June 23-29 in Kansas City, Mo.

To learn more about SkillsUSA, visit

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