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Masonry Students Build to Win

High school students build to win at the 8th Annual Caldwell County Schools Masonry Competition held this week at Hibriten Building Supply in Lenoir. More than 40 students competed in six different categories, and top finishers received winnings of nearly $7,000 in prizes.

Categories ranged from Construction Estimating, Fastest Bricklayer, Fastest Laborer, and Fastest Block Laying to Masonry Levels I and III. Luke Norris of West Caldwell placed first in the Masonry III competition, the most advanced masonry division with top prizes awarded. South Caldwell’s team took the “Golden Trowel” home with most points scored by competitors.

Congratulations to the following students:

Construction Estimating Competition (SCHS only competed)

1.      Austin Teague          SCHS           $150.00

2.      Riley McNeill            SCHS           $100.00

3       Tyson Livingston      SCHS           $50.00


Fastest Bricklayer Contest

1.      Ben Winkler             HHS             $250.00

         Gideon Dyer            HHS             $250.00

2.      Ethan Surgeon         SCHS           $100.00

         Owen Foxx              SCHS           $100.00         



Fastest Laboring Contest

1.      Brady Shehan          SCHS           $250.00

        Hunter Ervin             SCHS           $250.00

2.      Riley Shoemake      WCHS          $100.00

        Jacob Dellinger        WCHS          $100.00


Fastest Block Laying Contest

1.      Andy Schronce        SCHS           $250.00

        Trenton Johnson      SCHS           $250.00

2.      Matthew Teague      HHS             $100.00

        Samuel Ace             HHS             $100.00


Masonry Level 1 Contest

1.      Trenton Ford            WCHS          $750.00

2.      Dylan Moretz           HHS             $350.00

3.      Nate Cohee              SCHS           $150.00


Masonry Level 3 Contest

1.      Luke Norris              WCHS          $1500.00

2.      Jaron Pope              SCHS           $750.00

3.      Alex Williams           SCHS           $350.00