TAMPA BAY MASONRY APPRENTICESHIP COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 2, 2018
TIME: 8:30 AM -12:00 PM
WHERE: CEMEX YARD, 9117 Florida Mining Blvd, Tampa, FL
CONTACT: RSVP 239 201-6089
AWARDS CEREMONY & LUNCH BEGINS IMMEDIATELY AFTER COMPETITION
Submitted by Al Herndon, FMAEF
On April 25, 2017 in Lakeland at the Florida Skills State Conference, Olivia Bruening, a Senior at River Oak Technical College in Live Oak Florida, won 1st place in the Masonry Contest. Olivia competed with 14 of the best secondary masonry students in Florida and won 1st Place! Olivia will represent Florida at Skills USA In Louisville on June 22nd.
Olivia has been competing in the FMAEF Masonry Showcase in Starke Florida for the last two years. In February, Olivia was part of the River Oak Technical College Masonry Team that finished 3rd out of seven schools competing. Olivia scored the highest points for her team and advanced to the Florida Skills State Masonry Contest. Olivia has outstanding masonry skills and she has been recognized by her school and the school board, as well as the masonry industry in Florida, for her hard work in masonry.
Congratulation Olivia, and best of luck in Louisville!
By THE RECORD
Two teams of students from Pedro Menendez High School recently put their brick-laying abilities to the test in the SkillsUSA Regional Masonry Showcase in Starke.
Participating were 34 competitors from six different schools, including five girls and five boys representing Menendez. Also on hand were nine tenders assisting the Menendez competitors.
Each competitor was tasked with building his or her own brick wall according to specifications required by the judges.
Menendez was the only school to bring an all-girls team into competition.
From the girls team, Kaylee Folckemer, I’Leisha Smith and Sydney George will be advancing to next month’s state competition. The boys qualifying for state competition are Tommy Mouse, Jonathan Looney and Ethan Stewart.
Students will travel to Lakeland in April to compete against others from across the state at the SkillsUSA State Conference.
Pedro Menendez High School was the only school to bring an all-girls team to the SkillsUSA Regional Masonry Showcase in Starke. From the girls team, Kaylee Folckemer, I'Leisha Smith and Sydney George will be advancing to next month's state competition. The boys qualifying for state competition are Tommy Mouse, Jonathan Looney and Ethan Stewart.
Louisville, KY. – Companies and organizations of the masonry industry joined together to support the 51st annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and the National Masonry Contest on June 25, 2015. After being held in Kansas City, Missouri for decades, the SkillsUSA Conference has returned to the Bluegrass state where it will be held for the next several years.
The 43 young masons from 32 states were allotted a maximum of six hours to construct a project composed of brick and block, set on a concrete block base. Each contestant received a detailed drawing to which they were expected to adhere to closely.
The 2015 winner of the secondary/high school division of the competition was Luke Dutton from West Rowan High School in Mount Ulla, North Carolina. The winner of the post-secondary/college division was Alex Ossowski from Central Cabarrus High School in Concord, North Carolina. Congrats to North Carolina.
The masonry programs or schools of each first-place winner received a $1,500 scholarship from Spec Mix. All six medal winners (three in each division) were awarded tools from Bon Tool and the Marshalltown Company, I-Pads, construction calculators, Lowes & Carhartt vouchers, as well as various other items donated by loyal supporters and sponsors of this event. Full Story