Sen. Greg Kirk Congratulates United States International Competitor from Tifton

ATLANTA (October 12, 2017) |Sen. Greg Kirk (R – Americus) would like to congratulate Corey Cleghorn of Tifton, Georgia, for being chosen to represent the United States in Mechatronics for the biennial WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

β€œTo be chosen to represent the United States in an international competition is something to be extremely proud of,” said Sen. Kirk. β€œI know that a tremendous amount of hard work has to be put in to accomplishing this and I am so proud to see that one of our own neighbors has been chosen for this prestigious competition.”

Cleghorn earned a college/postsecondary silver medal in the 2015 SkillsUSA Championship. He has also completed other prerequisites before being chosen to represent the United States in this competition. Cleghorn will compete alongside teammate Joshua Whittington of Hogansville, Georgia, for the 44th international event on October 14-19.

There are 11 members on the SkillsUSA WorldTeam and more than 1,300 competitors in the international competition. The competitors in the WorldSkills Mechatronics contest are judged on their knowledge of mechatronic systems in programming equipment control systems for a design circuit.

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For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2017

Annie Wimbush, Communications Associate