• Kyle Bluitt, of Columbus, first place Job Skills Demonstration, oil change
• Denzel Hendricks of Columbus, first place Motorcycle Services Technology
• Dillon Miles of Meridian, first place Marine Service Technology
• Pete Peterson of Ackerman, first place Automotive Services Technology
• Matthew Walsh of Starkville, first place Job Skills Demonstration, disc brakes
• Callop Whitten of Columbus, first place Diesel Services Technology
• Bo Thomasson of Madison, first place Welding Services Technology
• Kody Gilbert of Eupora, Johnny Lott of Eupora and Timothy Nichols of Columbus earned first place in the category of Team Welding Fabrication.
East Mississippi Community College students earned a combined eight gold medals in the Mississippi SkillsUSA competition. The students and their instructors are, from left: Matthew Walsh, Kyle Bluitt, Ricky McClain, Dillon Miles, Automotive instructor Dale Henry, Pete Peterson, Diesel Mechanics instructor Michael Ricks, Denzel Hendricks, Johnny Lott, Callop Whitten, Kody Gilbert, Timothy Nichols, Bo Thomasson and Welding instructor Cliff Sanders. Not pictured is Welding instructor Gary Gammill.