Justin Biddix wins high school contest
2012 NC SkillsUSA Regional and State Masonry Competition
By Lynn Nash
NCMCA partnered with the Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association, Brick Industry Association-SE, and the NC Masonry Instructors Association in April at the Greensboro Coliseum to supply materials, labor, equipment and judges for the 2012 NC SkillsUSA Regional and State Masonry Competitions.
Regional winners were Fernando Daniels, Warren County High School, Justin Biddix, Fred T. Foard High School; Lino Palegio, Lee Senior High School; Cody Cagle, Southwestern Randolph High School; Sam Cochran, Tuscola High School; Matthew Ramsey, Pender High School; and Alex Ossawski, Central Cabarrus High School.
The new State Champion is 18 year-old Justin Biddix of Fred T. Foard High School in Hickory, who represented North Carolina in the National Contest in Kansas City this summer. He is the son of Jeff and Lisa Biddix.
In the photo, state finalist, back row, left to right Brent Austin, third place, Central Cabarrus High School; Central Cabarrus High School Masonry Instructor Todd Hartsell; Dallas McSheehan, fourth place, Central Cabarrus High School; Fred T. Foard High School Masonry Instructor Rick Greene; and Aaron Franssen, fifth place, Central Cabarrus High School. Bottom, left to right, Alex Ossowski, second place, Central Cabarrus High School; and new
champion Justin Biddix.
Not shown, Jordan Hartsell, representing Central Cabarrus High School, who won the post-secondary state contest and will also compete in the national competition this summer.
Fred T. Foard High School is the winner of the 2012 “Douglas Drye Award” for best over-all masonry contest performance at the Greensboro competition.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.