Horry County Schools Career and Technology State First Place Award Winners for 2022-23

  • Congratulations to the forty students who won at the state level in various career- and technology-related competitions! These students came from AAST, ATA, Conway High, Carolina Forest High, Socastee High, and St. James High, and they represented various organizations such as the Technology Student Assocation, HOSA Future Health Professionals, Skills USA, FFA, DECA, and FCCLA. You can view the full list of winners and their awards at the bottom of this page.

    Additionally, the Conway High School FFA has been rated as a GOLD emblem chapter by the SC FFA Association! Chapters who receive this achievement are in the top 10% in the state. The school will move on to compete in the National Chapter Award Program. Congratulations to Conway High and all of its FFA members who helped in the various activities held during the year.

    Here are the student winners:


    • Technology Student Association

      • Tristan Blackmon – audio podcasting

      • Kevin Snyder-Mounds – video game design

      • Georgina Brough – video game design

      • Aiyanna Green – senior solar sprint

      • Cameron Bell – senior solar sprint

      • Brayden Liesveld – senior solar sprint

    • HOSA Future Health Professionals

      • Matthew Ing – pharmacology

      • Ross White – medical assistant


    • Technology Student Association

      • Sommer Garrison – extemporaneous speech

    • Skills USA

      • Halle Campbell & Elijah Herrington – drone operations

    Conway High

    • Technology Student Association

      • Joseph Compton – annual design challenge

    • FFA 

      • Abigail Brady, Shelby Strickland, Christian Acosta, & Adela Cruz-Barrentine – Meat Evaluation & Technology

    Carolina Forest High

    • DECA

      • Helina Brown – elected SC vice president of Career Development

    • FFA

      • Chase Hanna – extemporaneous public speaking

    Socastee High

    • DECA

      • Sailor Reardon & Ryleigh-Caroline Williams – Program of Work

      • Emma Dugan – Sports and Entertainment Marketing Research

      • Madelyn Murray & Hayden Marks – Hospitality and Operations

      • Delanie Williams – elected SC vice president of Hospitality

      • Kaitlyn Atkins, Casey Gwyer, & Jordan Groff – Program of Work

    St. James High

    • FCCLA

      • Levi Mallory, Lucy Romance, & John Lunn – sports nutrition

      • Lila Pettiss – Repurpose & Redesign Level 2

      • Illeana Furman & Madeline Pitluk – Fashion Design

      • Marialaina Boneillo – Food Innovations

      • Madison McCombs – Fashion Construction

      • Faith Guay & Talia Rose – Chapter Review Portfolio

      • Paycen Kempton & Delaney Thomas – Entrepreneurship

      • Hannah Smith – elected state association vice president of competitive events