Columbia High School senior Mark Monthie ’22 placed third in the Heavy Equipment event at the NYS SkillsUSA competition on Thursday at the Empire Expo Center in Syracuse. The statewide competition tests students in job-related events which are judged by industry professionals.

Mr. Monthie, who is enrolled in career and technical education at the Rensselaer Educational Center through Questar III BOCES, qualified for the state competition by winning his regional event in March.