Grant Helms of Helms Masonry competed in two Las Vegas competitions at the World of Concrete in June and won them both! He won the SPEC MIX Junior Brick Layer 500 and placed “First” in the Third Year Division of the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) International Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest. (The project pictured.) Grant qualified for the MCAA contest by winning the 2021 NCMCA Samuel A. McGee Memorial Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest at Midland. Pictured left to right, retired South Rowan High School masonry instructor Ronnie Miller, West Rowan High School masonry instructor Rodney Harrington, The Helms Family, father Scott, Grant, sister Holly and mother Jodi. In the MCAA Third Year Division, Mason Lovell of New Mexico won Second Place and Jordan Back of Ohio finished in Third Place. Ryan Clark of Ohio won the Second Year Division and Oscar Montano of Arizona finished in First Place in the First Year Division. Helms was the only entry from North Carolina.  Photo by Makayla Gergeni