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Kelley excels at SkillsUSA competition

Wayne Academy’s Carson Kelley has a lot to say about how he has spent his summer, and has the hardware to show for his efforts.

Kelley took part in the national SkillsUSA competition at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, and walked away with a first-place gold medallion in the “Job Skills Demonstration A” category for high school students.

In the “Job Skills Demonstration A” category, Kelley and fellow competitors demonstrated and explained an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training. Competitors in “Job Skills A” were required to demonstrate a career objective in an occupational area that is included in one of the contest areas of the SkillsUSA championships.

Kelley took top honors representing the Wayne County Career-Technical Center in Waynesboro as well as the state of Mississippi in the highly coveted and nationally respected competition.

SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving middle and high school as well as college students that are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

The Wayne Academy family is proud of Mr. Kelley's accomplishments, which bring great honor to our school. He is the son of Terry and Susie Kelley.