North Carolina 60th Annual Fair Contest
Kelton McGee named 2013 Champion
By Lynn Nash
Contest Chairman Calvin Brodie and Head Judge Doug Burton have announced that seventeen-year-old Kelton McGee of McGee Brothers Company in Monroe is the 2013 Champion of the October NC Department of Labor 60th Annual State Fair Masonry Apprentice Contest.
Finishing second through fifth in the Apprentice Division respectively were Brennan Huntley, Huntley Brothers Company, Inc; Trevin Munn of McGee Brothers Company; Juan Rodrigues, Brodie Contractors; and Harvey Mullis of McGee Brothers Company.
Brent McClellan of Mount Pleasant High School finished “First” in the high school/pre-apprentice division, followed respectively with Joseph Hodge of South Rowan High School of in Second Place and Bradley Flowe of Central Cabarrus High School in Third Place.
Place in the 2012 Fair Contest and finished in Fifth Place at the NCMCA Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest in May 2013. He is the son of Chris and Lori McGee of Monroe, and is the younger brother of Wriston McGee, a past winner of the Fair Contest and the only person thus far to win the NCMCA Annual Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest two years in a row.
NCMCA members provided volunteers, judges, materials, equipment, tools and more than $5,500 in cash for prizes and expenses.
Next year, the contest will move from the Department of Labor to the Department of Commerce as the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training moves from DOL to the Department of Commerce in 2014.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.