On April15-16, SkillsUSA Lake Havasu brought its largest delegation of students to the Arizona SkillsUSA championships. Between Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Drafting, Digital Media Technology, Journalism, Fundamentals Drafting, Interactive Gaming, and Web Design, Lake Havasu High School brought 77 Career and Technical Education students!
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Below you will see the impressive lists of contests that Lake Havasu medaled in. We did not break the school medal record of 26, coming up short with 20; however, Kristal Norman, Steven Paluch, and Brad Robbins will take 10 CTE students to Kansas City, Missouri to compete against the best SkillsUSA members in the nation. Primarily, the students’ dedication to long Saturday practices in their chosen vocation is a testament as to why they did so well.
Medals are golden, but they do not tell the whole story. Every SkillsUSA student, whether a medalist or not, deserves recognition. Congratulations to all!
2014 Lake Havasu SkillsUSA Medalists
1st Place – Georgie Reblin / Jakob Holmes (National Qualifier)
2nd Place – Amanda Martinez / Jacob Coutts
3rd Place – Jenna Van Rooy / Austin Burkholder
Job Interview: 3rd Place - Amanda Martinez
1st Place – Jacob Coutts, Jakob Holmes, Michael Molina, Shannon McDonald, & Chase Vedder (National Qualifier)
1st Place – Tayler Worthen
2nd Place – Brett Cloutier
3rd Place – Mya Guerra
Basic Mechanical Drafting:
1st Place – Tristan Vass
2nd Place – Alicia Napier
3rd Place – Austin Fullerton
Extemporaneous Speech: 1st Place – Zoe Engracia (National Qualifier)
Interactive Applications & Game Design:
1st Place – Michael Molina / Chase Vedder (National Qualifier)
3rd Place – Coleman Biggerstaff, Zack Casey, and Trevor Gladwin
Promotional Bulletin Board: 1st Place – Sumer Derosa (National Qualifier)
Bridge Building Team:
2nd Place – Wyatt Mason / Jason Cloutier
3rd Place – Starr Light / Wyatt Van Ella
Bridge Building Individual:
1st Place – Brandon Montez
2nd Place – Jonathan Gomez
3rd Place – Ricardo Flores Garcia
* First place students in national qualifying contests will travel to Kansas City, MO in June to compete in their respective contests.