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RCA sweeps gold

Rockdale Career Academy swept the top spots in every live media category at the 2011 State Leadership and Skills Convention of SkillsUSA and earned 17 gold medals at the last weekend in Atlanta. This is the first time in the history of SkillsUSA Georgia that one school won first place in every live media event, according to RCA broadcast instructor James Dinsmoore. The chapter also set a school record by crowning 13 state champions. "We are certainly very proud of all our students," Dinsmoore said. "They have been working very hard on this competition for several months." Winners from the events sponsored at the national level will need to raise $800 to travel to Kansas City in June to compete with state champions from all over the country. Students headed to Kansas City are:

Arsenio Archer – Audio / Radio Production, Mike Bodine – Broadcast News Production, Shavonn Bennette - Broadcast News Production, Camryn Bradley – Video Product Development, Mark Cisco – Television Production, Mandy Dinsmoor – Pin Design, Jason Gellman - Audio / Radio Production, Mattison Lakstigala - Broadcast News Production, Devin McPherson - Television Production, Amanda Moreno – Prepared Speech, Chase Sickler - Video Product Development, Karley Wilson - Broadcast News Production.

Other students who participated at the state conference are:

Remington Bayley, Derek Boyd, Maiah Chambers, Christopher Cole, Christina O’Neal, Kendrea Pitts, Akin Robinson, Saige Rowe, Alex Sibert, Jeff Tindi, Kayla Watson, Jalynn Wilford, Whitney Winfield.