West Orange – Stark High School Career Center precision machine students swept the District Speed Skills Contest recently, winning the top three places in speed skills and “Best of Show” in precision projects.

Speed skills results are: first place, Kade Wheat; second place, Jared Hodge and third place, Emanuel Balderas.

Wheat will now advance to the State Speed Skills competition to be held in Corpus Christi later this month.

Jared Hodge won a blue ribbon and Best of Show in project competition. Alex Bridwell, Colby Hudson, Michael Vines, Emanuel Balderas, and Kade Wheat also earned blue ribbons on the job exhibit projects. All blue ribbon projects advance to state project competition.

Wheat is a Bridge City High School student who attends the precision machine class at WO-S High School Career Center. Carlo Paulino is the WO-S High School precision machine instructor.

Pictured are WO-S High School Career Center students advancing to the State Competition in precision machine projects or speed skills are Emanuel Balderas, Jared Hodge, Kade Wheat, and Colby Hudson. Not pictured are Michael Vines and Alex Bridwell.