8 MGCCC students win at national career/technical competitions

MGCCC Perkinston Campus students did very well at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) competitions in Nashville, Tennessee in June.  From left are Lisa Courtney, MGCCC instructor and campus PBL co-sponsor; Katlyn Love, Alyssa Miller, Grace Garner, Monica Dedeaux, and Tyler Johnson, all MGCCC Perkinston Campus students; and Sadie Hebert, MGCCC instructor and campus PBL co-sponsor.

MGCCC Perkinston Campus students did very well at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) competitions in Nashville, Tennessee in June. From left are Lisa Courtney, MGCCC instructor and campus PBL co-sponsor; Katlyn Love, Alyssa Miller, Grace Garner, Monica Dedeaux, and Tyler Johnson, all MGCCC Perkinston Campus students; and Sadie Hebert, MGCCC instructor and campus PBL co-sponsor.

Five students from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College won first place in national competitions during June, while three students won third place awards at the same contests. The web design students did especially well, capturing two first place and two third place victories.

Winners at SkillsUSA competitions, held June 24-27 in Kansas City, Missouri, are Camilo Montalvo, of Pascagoula, and Carrie Yonge of Lucedale, both first place winners in Occupational Health and Safety Team, representing the Jackson County Campus; Shelby Blackmon, of Biloxi, third place in Preschool Teaching Assistant, representing the Jefferson Davis Campus; and Leif Henley, of Bay St. Louis, and Levi Cripps, of Wiggins, third place in Web Design Team, representing the Perkinston Campus.

At Phi Beta Lambda competitions, held June 23-28 in Nashville, Tennessee, Tyler Johnson, of Saucier, and Alyssa Miller, of St. Martin, won first place in Website Design Team, and Tyler Johnson also won first place in HTML/CSS. Both Johnson and Miller represented the Perkinston Campus at competitions.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.