The apprentices earning top scores at the October Annual North Carolina ApprenticeshipNC State Fair Masonry Apprentice Skills Contest gathered for a group picture with contest officials when results were announced. Top, left to right, Fifth Place finisher Carter McGee, McGee Brothers Company; Contest Vice-Chairman and Master of Ceremonies Doug Burton; Fourth Place finisher Ovel Hernandez, Carolina Masonry Unlimited; Third Place finisher Grant Haney, McGee Brothers Company; North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association President Danks Burton; Second Place Finisher Bayden Huntley and 2021's New Champion Mason Saunders, both of Huntley Brothers Company; Contest Chairman Calvin Brodie; North Carolina Community Colleges President Thomas Stith; and Kathryn Castelloes, Director, ApprenticshipNC. Bottom, left to right: Sixth Place finisher Colter McGee, McGee Brothers Company; Seventh Place finisher Anderson Pruett, Harrington Masonry; Eighth Place finisher Joshua Queen, McGee Brothers Company; Ninth Place finisher Levi Desjardins, Carolina Masonry & Concrete; and Tenth Place finisher Blaize Myers, McGee Brothers Company. Thirty-nine apprentices from eleven NCMCA member firms competed.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE CONTEST PICTURES