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Practicing their skills

Caleb Phillips and Ryan Addom, juniors in the criminal justice program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, practice their crime scene detection for Spotlight on Skills activities on Thursday. Students in academic and lab programs will participate in SkillsUSA activities to showcase their hands-on technical knowledge and softer skills and will be judged by community business members. Student organizations including Business Professionals of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Family Career and Community Leaders of America and the Future Farmers of America also will attempt to advance to further competitions. Gold, silver and bronze awards will be distributed and top placers may move on to regional and state contests during the next few months with a chance to potentially compete at the national level.

— Contributed photo

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