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BOE Recognizes Payton Dixon During Meeting

Last Updated on Aug 10, 2016 at 8:23am | Public Information Office

At the Garrett County Board of Education meeting on August 9th, Mrs. Cynthia Downton, Board Member, recognized Mr. Payton Dixon, a recent graduate of Southern High School, as the 2nd place winner in Cabinetmaking at the 2016 National SkillsUSA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky, in June.

Mr. Dixon also won first place at the Maryland SkillsUSA competition in cabinetmaking prior to competing at the national level.

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels. The SkillsUSA National Championship was held June 22-23, 2016, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students— all state contest winners — competed hands-on in 100 different trade, technical and leadership fields. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations, and test competencies set by industry.
Payton Dixon, SkillsUSA Champion
Photo: Cynthia Downton, Board Member; Payton Dixon; and Loren Bowser, Southern High Carpentry teacher.
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