25 medals for Wildcats at SkillsUSA state contest!
We are thrilled to announced that 15 students won gold medals at the SkillsUSA state competition and will advance to the national contest in June, four students earned silver medals and six won bronze for a total of 25 medals!
In addition, Freshman Ryan Link was elected as a National Voting Delegate and Junior Lauren Fitzgerald was re-elected as a state officer. All 95 students who spent many hours planning and preparing to compete at the SkillsUSA 45th Annual State Leadership and Skills Conference for the past three days made us extremely proud. Congratulations to each of you!
"We want to congratulate all Whittier Tech students who participated in the annual SkillsUSA competition," Superintendent Lynch said. "Students work all year preparing for this event, so to place is a huge accomplishment that illustrates participants' clear understanding of a subject, critical thinking and creativity."
The medalists are:
GOLD: Chapter Display — Josh Roberts, Kaitlyn Cook and Nick Muryn
GOLD: Career Pathways Showcase: Arts & Communication — Rhina Tiburcio, Seda Tuncok and Zachary DePaolo
It was a good experience, especially socializing with our competition," Tuncok said. "Even though I'm involved in our school drama productions, public speaking is a lot harder than expected."
GOLD: Career Pathways Showcase: Business/Management/Technology — Halie Alsarabi, Josmell Ramos and Megan Jegorow
GOLD: Career Pathways Showcase: Health Services — Allasandra Thompson, Vitoria Paiva and Larissa Havey
GOLD: Urban Search and Rescue — Dylan Grandmaison and Nolan Turi
"It was fun to meet all of the people there," Turi said. Their task was to build a mobile robot to complete specific tasks used by fire, police and military service personnel to secure an area by locating, neutralizing, moving, and disposing of explosive materials.
"My advice is to go to Skills and go twice because last year I didn't place and this year I am going to nationals."
GOLD: CNC Technician — Bryan Richards
"It's a great feeling to win," Richards said. "Preparing for the competition is tough work, but winning makes it worth it."
SILVER: Commercial Baking — Jillian Marden
SILVER: HVACR — Samuel Claflin
SILVER: Community Action Project — Sharyn Britton and Victoria Miller
BRONZE: Career Pathways Showcase Human Services — Sydney Stewart, Autumn Mulloy and Sierra Barry
BRONZE: Community Service — Ashley Greene, Mackenzie Collins and Melissa Cepeda
NATIONAL VOTING DELEGATE: Ryan Link
STATE OFFICER: Lauren Fitzgerald