SkillsUSA qualifies 45 for state


Winners–SkillsUSA members show off awards after district competition on Feb. 25. Forty-five qualified for state across four different sections of SkillsUSA.

The SkillsUSA teams qualified 45 members across 22 events for state competition after Meza District 2 contest in San Angelo on Feb. 24-25.

In most contests, a gold or silver qualifies a student for state (indicated with *). State competition will be in Corpus Christi on March 29-April 1.

Automotive technology took 26 medals.

In motorcycle service, junior Roby Hudnall was first* and junior Shane Froese was second*.

In prepared speech, senior Callie Spencer took third.

In automotive service, senior Ryan Smith was first*, senior Matthew Abbott was second* and senior Josh Dueck was third.

In pin design, sophomore Gavin Barring took third.

In job skill demo open, junior Adam Garza took first*.

In automotive quiz bowl, the team of Smith, Dueck, Abbott, senior Abran Flores and sophomore Cody Giesbrecht took first*; while the team of junior Dedrick Hildebrand, junior Zack Smith, junior Edison Sheppard, junior Kevin Penner and junior Eli Anchondo took second*.   

In community service, the team of sophomore Isabella Rudder, sophomore Rachel Rempel and freshman Yarely Avila took first

In promotional bulletin board, the team of  sophomore Adison Thomas, junior Jocelyn Wilkerson and sophomore Kyra Giesbrecht took first*.

In computer programming, sophomore Sara Guenther Harms took second*.

In power equipment technology, Penner took third.

In automotive quiz bowl, the team of Spencer, Guenther Harms, sophomore Clancey Cope, junior Bryce Sarli and Thomas took second*.

Health sciences took 38 awards.

In health knowledge bowl, the team of senior Jason Lawrence, junior Adam Garcia, senior Kaegan Lovelady and junior Felicidy Peters took first*; while the team of senior Gazelle Sotelo, senior Haley Knelsen, junior Zahira Rivera and junior Nylah Mares took third.

In health occupation professional portfolio, senior Gabriella Moreno took first*, junior Brooklyn Hernandez took second* and senior Brooklyn Brister took third.

In medical terminology, Rivera took first*, Peters was second* and junior Yatziry Aragonez Chavaria was third.

In medical math, junior Maggie Duncan was first*, Garcia took silver* and senior Olivia Rempel was third.

In related technical math, junior Ava Olives was third.

In job interview, senior Javen Vela was second*.

In customer service, senior Daisy Jacks was second*, and senior Thomas Sierra Rodriguez was third.

In job demo, Hernandez took first*, Jacks took second* and junior Soraya Neufeld was third.

In prepared speech, Moreno took second*.

In opening and closing ceremony, the team  of Lawrence, Moreno, junior Damariz Gallegos, Brister, junior Jailyn Sotelo, Peters and Duncan took first*.

In nurse assisting CNA, Lovelady was first*, senior Avery  Smith was second* and Knelsen was third.

In basic healthcare skills, senior Alejandra Gonzalez took first*, senior Cristian Torres was second and senior Daycia Cornett was third.

Criminal justice took four medals.

In felony traffic stop, the team of freshman Boston Jaquez and freshman Brianna Gomez took second*, while sophomore Nick Reyes and sophomore Joaquin Unger took third.

In crime scene model, the team of junior Ingrid Lopez Jimenez and junior Karol Saenz Ledesma took first*, while sophomore Miranda Alvidrez was second*.

Cosmetology took two medals.

In esthetics, senior Iris Pitcox took first* and senior Allie Deleon was second*.