Almost 300 students recently competed in hands-on events at Wayne Technical and Career Center’s annual Eighth-Grade Middle School Skills Competition.
North Rose-Wolcott was the overall champion, while Newark finished in second. Red Creek won the technical and career trivia competition.
The following students placed in individual competitions.
Clyde-Savannah: Tyler Kell and Isiah Osborn, third place, woodsmen’s triathlon.
East Palmyra Christian: Andrea Malach and Anna Szarek, first place, cupcake wars.
Gananada: Tyler McNamara, third place, solar car building/racing, and Maya Vogt, first place, health dimensions.
Lyons: Kendall Beaudette and Karlee Kemp, third place, cupcake wars; Max Lucieer, first place, heavy metal (machining); Barbara Morrison, second place bridal hair artistry; and Jack Raes, third place, basic welding.
Marion: Alexis Breen and Isabela Vargas, first place, criminal investigation; Cameron Jones, third place, auto body repair; and Delaney Szostak, third place, prom night and nail artistry.
Newark: Cody Acquista and Emma Kuhn, second place, veterinary exploration; Preston Berrios and Jonathan Jensen, third place, criminal investigation; Isabelle Fanning, first place, bridal hair artistry; Jenna Havert and Courtni Tang, second place, preschool art (education professions); Natalie Kelley, second place, prom night and nail artistry; Ethan Lasecki, third place, carpentry; Jayce Smith, third place, engine building; and Veronica Swann, first place, basic welding.
North Rose-Wolcott: Colby Balcom and Morgan Fowler, third place, preschool art (education professions); Kelli Conrow, first place, prom night and nail artistry; Alexis Countryman and Nolan Sears, second place, criminal investigation; Zachary DeRoo, second place, carpentry; Chloe Fowler, second place, solar car building/racing; Kiara Gillette, second place, health dimensions; Clayton Reed and Evan Scarborough, first place, woodsmen’s triathlon; and Coby Stubbe, first place, carpentry.
Palmyra-Macedon: Bryce Breemes, third place, auto technician; Zachary Johnson, third place, health dimensions; Alexander Mastowski, third place, computer game programming; and Andrew Zelie, first place, solar car building/racing.
Red Creek: Giuliana Bonney and Angelie Sperling, third place, veterinary exploration; Bryce Huntington and Dale Teeter, second place, woodsmen’s triathlon; and Autumn Stoddard, second place, computer game programming.
Sodus: Joshua Hofer, second place, auto technician, and Brenan Kephart, second place, auto body repair.
Wayne: Matt Carder, second place, heavy metal (machining); Scott Frederick, first place, auto technician; Natalie Iverson, first place, computer game programming; Noah Means, first place, engine building; Grace Mosier and Hannah Starks, first place, veterinary exploration; and Matt Simpson, first place, auto body repair.
Williamson: Korbin Barrett, second place, engine building; Dylan Begy, third place, heavy metal (machining); Morgan Comstock and Alexis Rodriguez, first place, preschool art (education professions); Myla Coon, third place, bridal hair artistry; Lauren Dailey and Avery Fonda, second place, cupcake wars; and Devon Harrison, second place, basic welding.