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Taylor County residents compete in SkillsUSA competition

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Elizabethtown Community and Technical College will send 35 students to compete in the Kentucky State SkillsUSA competition for students in technical programs.

The 35 students were medal winners in the postsecondary category at the regional SkillsUSA competition at ECTC on March 4.

About 200 students, including high school students from seven counties, competed in the regional competition.

Counties represented by high school and college students included Taylor, Barren, Breckinridge, Bullitt, Clark, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Nelson, Oldham and Shelby.

Taylor County winners include Colton Lobb, a gold in mechatronics; and Casey Marlow, a gold in extemporaneous speaking and silver in residential wiring.

The state competition is April 5-8 at the Exposition Center in Louisville. Winners at the state level will compete at national competition at Kansas City, Mo. in June.

"We are very proud to be represented by 35 students at the state level," said Jane Masse, ECTC Division Chair, Technical Programs.

"These students work hard to master their respective skills in order to compete at this level and, we hope, continue on to nationals. There are students from 11 different counties representing ECTC at state this year, and they will compete against the finest skilled technical students from throughout Kentucky."