Forty SkillsUSA members advance to state

Transformation project–SkillsUSA Cosmetology senior Jazmin Guenther decorates senior model Aidyn Tony’s face while practicing for the esthetics competition on Feb. 23. Guenther would take first place in district to advance to state.

Forty SkillsUSA members advanced to state in 18 contests from District 2 competition in San Angelo on Feb. 25-26. They will advance to state competition in April in Corpus Christi. State qualifications vary with each contest. State qualifiers are marked with an asterisk*.

In SkillsUSA Auto Tech:

Automotive service–junior Ryan Smith-second*, junior Josh Dueck-third

Promotional bulletin board–senior Dylan Klassen, senior Luzelina Perez, senior Isyss Flores-first*

Community service–senior Elaina Arellano, freshman Isabella Rudder, senior Sarah Teichroeb-first*

Automotive quiz bowl–senior Addison Espinoza, junior Matthew Abbott, Dueck, Smith, junior Nathon Schut-first*

Motorcycle service–sophomore Roby Hudnall-first*, sophomore Shane Froese-second*

Related technical math–senior Korbin Lambert-second*

In SkillsUSA Cosmetology:

Cosmetology quiz bowl–senior Jazmin Guenther, senior Emily Alvarez, senior Kendra Elias, junior Allie Deleon, junior Naomi Galindo-first*

Esthetics–Guenther-first*, Elias-second*, senior Mandy Wiebe-third

Nail care–senior Kristy Krahn-first*, senior Arielle Fehr-second*

In SkillsUSA Health Sciences:

Health knowledge bowl–senior Drew Vest, senior Pheng Lay, junior Jazelle Sotelo, junior Alejandra Gonzalez-first*, senior Kataryna Felan, senior Eva Klassenjunior Debanhi Medina, junior Kaegan Lovelady-second*

Medical terminology–junior Jason Lawrence-first*, Sotelo-third

Medical math–sophomore Maggie Duncan-first*, Medina-2nd, junior Daycia Cornett-third*

T-shirt design–senior Evany Gonzalez-first*

Customer service–senior Aidyn Tony-first*, senior Amanda Mendoza-second*, senior Sami Nix-third

Job interview–Nix-third

Health occupations professional portfolio–junior Gabriella Moreno-first*, junior Brooklyn Huckabee-second*

Basic health care skills–Vest-first*

Nursing assisting–Lay-first*, Felan-second, senior Yasmin Saenz-third

In SkillsUSA Industrial Arts:

Construction tool ID–sophomore Alexia Gonzales-first*, sophomore Bryce Sarli-second*