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CCCA student in national construction competition


Columbus Career and College Academy student Rossy Ballesteros is one of 13 finalists in the Build Your Future “I Built This!” contest. The award-winning brickmason and her unique mailbox pillar are featured on a website sponsored by the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

Columbus Career & College Academy masonry instructor Fred Mason and student, Rossy Ballesteros, a finalist in the Build Your Future contest.

Site visitors can see how Ballesteros built her project and vote for her once per day until Oct. 29 for the People’s Choice category, where $1,000 in prizes are at stake.

Ballesteros has previously won prizes in SkillsUSA competition and at the H.A. Hardy Memorial High School Masonry Contest.

Ballesteros is attending CCCA for a fifth year in order to earn her associate degree after completing Advanced Studies under the guidance of instructor Fred Mason during the spring.

The online video contest “gives aspiring craft professionals and their instructors an opportunity to showcase outstanding construction projects,” according to the site.


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