HCISD Skills USA Teams gear up for state competition


Students at Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South earned top prizes at the Skills USA District Competition held at Christian Fellowship Church in Harlingen on February 20-21.

To qualify for the state competition, students had to earn one of the top four spots at the district competition in their respective category. The Skills USA State Competition will be held in Corpus Christi, Texas from March 25-28.

Click here to view photos of the competition.

The results for the district competition are as follows:

Graphic Design

Desktop Publishing
1st Place – Savannah Canales, HHS
2nd Place – Miriam Atkinson, HHS
3rd Place – Elizabeth Martinez, HHS
4th Place – Carlos Muniz, HHS

Advertising Design
1st Place – Miriam Atkinson, HHS
2nd Place – Savannah Canales, HHS
3rd Place – Elizabeth Martinez, HHS
4th Place – Jordan McDonald, HHS

Audio Video

Broadcast News Production Team
3rd Place –  (HHS) Gabrielle Aranada, Nathaniel Puente, Victoria Nino, Elijah De Leon
3rd Place –  (HHS) Jorge Garza, Karen Garcia, Kaycee Banuelos

Information Technology Services

Technical Computer Applications
1st Place – Joey Marin, HHS
2nd Place – Tim Gomez, HHSS
3rd Place – Diego Garza, HHSS

Computer Maintenance
1st Place -Ricky Loredo, HHS
2nd Place -Carlos Garza, HHS

Auto Collision

Automotive Refinishing
1st Place -Mario Blanco, HHS
2nd Place -Raymond Dominguez, HHS

Collision Repair
1st Place – Miguel Aguilar, HHS
3rd Place – Adrian Arreazola, HHS

Tech. Test
4th Place – Olivo Salazar, HHS
4th Place – Kayla Molina, HHS

Building Trades

Building Trades Framing
4th Place – Brandon Barr, HHS


1st Place – Carlos Rodriguez, HHS
2nd Place – Juan Torres, HHS
3rd Place – Jose Marichalar, HHS
4th Place – Jacob Herron, HHS
5th Place – Geovanni Cruz, HHS


Restaurant Management
3rd Place – Ariel Woodward, HHS


Cosmetology Skills
2nd Place – Darlene Pruitt, HHS

Quiz Bowl Team
3rd Place – (HHS) Maria Martinez, Jessica Strutz, Marisa Lopez, Katheryn Tapia, Bethany Ruelas

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