Marquez Wins Samuel A. McGee Memorial Contest
Luis Marquez wins 2016 David R. Sigmon Award
By Lynn Nash
Luis Marquez, an apprentice with Huntley Brothers Company in Monroe is the winner of the 2016 David R. Sigmon Award for his first place finish in the May 21st Annual NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest, newly named in memory of Sam, who passed away in September of 2015. Marquez finished in fourth place in the 2015 contest.
Pictured, top, left to right, Charles Newsome of host firm Johnson Concrete Company; Bob Gates, NCMCA President; new champion Luis Marquez; Grayson McGee, second place and Hayden McGee, third place, McGee Brothers Company; Janson Huntley, fourth place and Clay Watson, fifth place, Huntley Brothers Company; Kent Huntley, Contest Chairman and NCMCA President-Elect; and Greg Huntley, Contest Head Judge.
Two of Sam and Midge McGee’s granddaughters assisted displaying the new contest banner, Memory Allen on the left and Katina Little on the right.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.