Two NC masonry students win Gold at national SkillsUSA Conference

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Left, Kelby Thornton of Central Cabarrus High School won in the high school/secondary division. He is instructed by Todd Hartsell. Right, Cody Harrison of Mount Pleasant High School won in the post-secondary division. Instructor Ryan Shaver. With the 2016 wins, North Carolina’s Masonry Medal count stands at 33 Gold, 15 Silver, and 2 Bronze. Additional details to follow. Photograph provided by Todd Hartsell (via NCMA website)

North Carolina brought home two masonry Gold Medals from the Louisville National SkillsUSA Conference held in June, the North Carolina Masonry Association (NCMA) reports in its newsletter.

Kelby Thornton of Central Cabarrus High School won in the high school/secondary division. He is instructed by Todd Hartsell.

Cody Harrison of Mount Pleasant High School won in the post-secondary division. Instructor Ryan Shaver.

For winning Gold medals, Central Cabarrus and Mount Pleasant high schools will each receive the $1,500 SPEC MIX “Commitment to Quality” scholarship to support masonry training programs.

With the 2016 wins, North Carolina’s Masonry Medal count is now 33 Gold, 15 Silver, and two Bronze, the NCMA says.

Image: SkillsUSA gold medal winners Kelby Thornton (left) with Cody Harrison. Photograph provided by Todd Hartsell (via NCMA website).

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