Bunn High School Students Triumph in 2023 State Fair Apprentice Contests
News Release: Bunn High School Students Triumph in 2023 State Fair Apprentice Contests
November 30th, 2023
Louisburg, NC --Franklin County Schools proudly announces the remarkable achievement of four Bunn High School (BHS) students from Mr. William Longson's Carpentry classes in the 2023 State Fair Apprentice Contests. These talented 11th and 12th graders have excelled in the competition and earned a prestigious invitation from Lt. Governor Mark Robinson to attend a celebration of state winners on December 7th at 3 p.m. at the Lt. Governor's office in Raleigh.
Meet Our State Fair Apprentice Contest Winners:
- Caleb Nelson
- Tyler Douglas, a 12th grader in the Advanced Studies Carpentry Program
- Kennedy Garcia
- Kevin Silverio Lucas
Significant Contributions to Student Success:
This accomplishment was notably supported by the generous contribution of William Patterson from Code Electric, who donated over $6,000 in new tools and materials crucial for preparing our students for the electrical contest at the State Fair. Furthermore, Mr. Patterson arranged for his electrical superintendent, Jay Poulous, to provide hands-on training at Bunn High School. Mr. Poulous's dedication, visiting BHS up to twice a week, has been instrumental in advancing our students' skills in the electrical and construction fields.
Beyond the Classroom:
As a result of this extensive training, our students have developed skill sets that surpass current market standards in construction labor. Impressively, some are already engaged in part-time construction jobs, earning between $20 to $50 per hour, a testament to the high-quality education the BHS CTE Carpentry program provides.
This recognition is not just about winning a contest; it's about our students' and educators' practical skills, real-world experience, and dedication. Franklin County Schools remains committed to fostering opportunities that prepare our students for successful futures.