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Jeb Price Takes First at Skills USA State Competition

Christian Cox, Writer

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Senior Jeb Price is a woodworking prodigy at Murray High School. In fact, Jeb took first place in the state SkillsUSA competition in Carpentry.

Skills USA is a combination of teachers, students, and industry, working to advance the skills necessary for a particular job, helping them to excel in a certain field. Making them top candidates for the jobs that require these skills.

Jeb has taken shop class with Mr. Drury for every year of his high school career.

In his sophomore year he created his first project, a wood treasure chest.

Jeb intends to pursue a career in construction, so starting this summer he will start classes at Salt Lake Community College in Construction Management.

When Jeb entered the SkillsUSA competition he never expected to win first place.

“I didn’t really imagine that first place was mine for taking,” he said.

However, he ended up sweeping the competition and winning with his dog house that took 4 consecutive hours to build, kicking off his future in construction.

Skills USA is partnership of Students, Teachers, and Industry working together to advance the knowledge and skill of its members.

Founded in 1965, Skills USA has more 395,000 high school, college, middle school and professional members enrolled in training programs.

To become a member of Skills USA, all you have to do is call 800-355-8422 and request a membership kit. The kit includes numerous books and program essentials.

 

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