Butler County Senior Wins State Competition
Seven students from the Butler County Area Technology Center participated in the SkillsUSA State Conference from April 16 - 19 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Students participating in various state competitions included Caleb Hunt, Van Daugherty, Noah Bryant, Zeb Pendley, Chad Cardwell, Jimmie “Trey” Colburn, and Zach Felty. Zach Felty competed in the Job Skills Demonstration Contest, which is a 5 to 7 minute oral demonstration showcasing his ability to perform a particular task within his program area of study. Zach achieved 1st place in the state contest, defeating more than 14 other state finalists.
Zach is now making plans to travel to Kansas City, Missouri in June to compete in the national contest. Zach is only the third student from Butler County to advance to this level in any SkillsUSA competition. Congratulations on a job well done!
Zach is the son of Penny Thompson of Morgantown and Tim Felty of Henderson, KY. He is currently a senior, and has been enrolled in both the Air Conditioning Program and the Industrial Maintenance Program at the Butler County Area Technology Center.
Brian Eadens, the Air Conditioning Instructor at the school, said: “I am very proud Zach. He has put in a lot of hard work to win this competition, and I’m glad to say that it has paid off! He faced down some serious competition in Louisville.”
The Air Conditioning Technology Program is one of five accredited technical training programs at the Butler County Area Technology Center. The others include Automotive, Randal Collins Instructor; Carpentry, Jay Shockley, Instructor; Health Science, Jenny Joiner, Instructor; and Industrial Maintenance, Jason Sharp, Instructor. Thanks to Jason Sharp for his assistance and leadership in helping to make this possible. Good Luck in KC, Zach!