Byron-Bergen senior Sage Johnson was awarded second place in Custom Painting and Graphics at the 2023 Area #1 Regional SkillsUSA competition held at Alfred State College on March 7th. It was his first year competing, but he has been interested in airbrushing and custom painting since his childhood attending car shows with his father.
“The best part of the competition was just the airbrushing aspect,” said Johnson. “Although it was stressful with a time limit, the competition was so much fun!”
Johnson is planning a career in the autobody workforce and aspires to own a custom airbrushing business.
“I would like to thank Mr. Ditacchio, Mr. Fronk, my mom, and my dad for all the support and help they’ve provided. Above all else I would like to thank God for the opportunities He’s given me to get me as far as I am today. I wouldn’t be able to do any of it without Him.”