60 Kern High School District students, each of whom qualified in regional competitions earlier in the year, represented our community and their respective schools at the state SkillsUSA Conference and Skills Competition. Over 100 different trade, technical, and leadership events are held under the SkillsUSA banner, with KHSD students competing in skill fields as varied as Electronics Technology to Law Enforcement. Scores of other students competed in leadership competitions, including Community Service, American Spirit, and Extemporaneous Speaking.
Despite stiff competition from throughout the state, KHSD students stood tall, Todd Lamas earned the Tom Hall CITEA SkillsUSA Student of the year. Erick Gonzales and Brian Andriano have been elected as California SkillsUSA State Officers. Individual students also excelled, with KHSD students earning 7 gold, 5 silver, and 7 bronze medals. The 7 gold medal winners have qualified for the national competition, to be held this June in Louisville, Kentucky.
SkillsUSA is a national organization consisting of 300,000 high school and college students. With assistance from industry, trade associations, and labor organizations, SkillsUSA endeavors to provide students with the technical skills and leadership abilities necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing workplace.
SkillsUSA California State Conference and Skills Competition
Brian Andriano (Robotics) - American Spirit
Grace Urmston (CISCO Networking)-American Spirit
Ashley Peterson (Sports Medicine) - American Spirit
Jordan Peer (CISCO Networking) – Internetworking
Cruz Aguilar (CISCO Networking) – Job Interview
Jackson Plivelich (3-D Animation) – 3D Animation
Samuel Myers (3-D Animation) – 3D Animation
Caleb Contreras (CISCO Networking) – Internetworking High School
Alexis Iturralde (Auto Body)-Automotive Refinishing
Kimberly Guzman (Robotics Engineering)-Robotics and Automation Technology
Jose Manriquez (Robotics Engineering)-Robotics and Automation Technology
Isis Hernandez (Graphic Design) T-Shirt Design
Jonathan Rosales (CISCO Networking)-Extemporaneous Speaking
Erick Gonzales (CISCO Networking)-Pin Design
Kalah Kohfeld-Stout (Vet Tech) - Action Skills
Noah Sims (CISCO Networking) - Information Technology
Noah Sims (CISCO Networking) – Career Pathway Showcase
Carina Lauricio (CISCO Networking) – Career Pathway Showcase
David Russom (CISCO Networking) – Career Pathway Showcase