McGee Wins Sigmon Award
2011 NCMCA Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest results
By Lynn Nash
Seventeen-year-old Wriston McGee, an apprentice with McGee Brothers Company in Monroe, NC, has won the “David R. Sigmon” Award and is the Champion of the 2011 North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest.
Wriston, the son of Chris and Lori McGee of Monroe, joined fifteen other NCMCA working apprentices in the May 21st competition at Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh, hosts for the event. Wriston is enjoying a good run as a competitive apprentice. He won also won the championship at the 57th Annual NC Department of Labor State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Completion in October.
In the photo, bottom left to right, fifth-place finisher, Lamar O’Neal, Brodie Contractors; fourth-place finisher and 2010 defending champion Cory Huneycutt, Paul’s Masonry; and third-place finisher, Landon Huntley, McGee Brothers. Top, left to right, Contest Chairman Gary Joyner; 2011 Champion Wriston McGee; second-place finisher Kale Hallman of McGee Brothers; Contest Head Judge Freddy Koontz; and NCMCA President Larry Kirby.
NCMCA member firms provided some $10,000 in cash, materials, equipment and tools for the event held annually the third Saturday of May.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.