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Hannah-Pamplico student, teacher win awards

March 28, 2019 GMT

PAMPLICO, S.C. – Christian Gage Godwin, a junior at Hannah-Pamplico High School, won a first-place award at the S.C. State Leadership and Skill Competition held March 14-16 in Greenville.

The school’s automotive teacher received the state’s top honor for advising.

Godwin placed first in Mobile Electronics Installation, and Durwin Bass was named S.C. SkillsUSA Adviser of the Year.

The SkillsUSA Conference is an annual competition that features hundreds of outstanding career and technical education students who compete in various trade, technical and leadership fields. In addition to the trade and technical competitions, a leadership competition tested contestants’ skills, such as prepared and extemporaneous speaking.

Godwin will move on to compete in the national SkillsUSA competition held this summer in Louisville, Kentucky.

The SkillsUSA State Directors Association created the Adviser of the Year award to recognize and honor dedicated career and technical education instructors who serve as SkillsUSA advisers.

Bass will now move to a regional selection for adviser of the year.

“We are very proud of Gage’s accomplishments and the hard work of Coach Bass,” Hannah-Pamplico High School Principal Sterling Mosby said. “By showing their dedication to excellence in career and leadership skills, all of our students who participated in the SkillsUSA competitions are true champions at work.”