HS students bring home distinguished SkillsUSA State Awards



Front (Left to Right): Juan Chavez, John Salinas, Omar Camacho, and Armando Escobar. Back (Left to Right): AJ Rodriguez, Tim Gomez, Jaime Resendez, Angel Lopez, and Vik Alvarez.


Juan Torres placed first in Masonry and will be competing at the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville,Kentucky this June.

Students at Harlingen High School and Harlingen High School South earned top prizes at the SkillsUSA State Competition held in Corpus Christi earlier this month.

For Harlingen High School, Savannah Canales earned a superior first place ribbon and best in show for her Graphic Design project. Students: Cynthia Alcocer, Elijah Amaro, Audrey Arellano, Emilia Capuchino, Denise Chapa, Arlette Correa, Catherine Delua, Brandon Garcia, Diana Garza, Jason Flores, Briana Lerma, John Lopez, Joey Marin, Elizabeth Martinez, Manuel Matamoros, Jordan McDonald, Victor Ochoa, Jasmine Paga, Nely Pedraza, Itzel Reyes, Karina Rivera, Redwin Rodriguez, Christopher Rosales, Christian Rocha, and Isabella Sosa brought home 26 superior first place ribbons for their graphic design entries.

In addition, Miguel Aguilar received third place for Collision Repair Technology. Juan Torres and Carlos Rodriguez placed first and third respectively in Masonry. Juan Torres will be advancing to the national competition to be held in Louisville, Kentucky this June.

From HHSS, Armando Escobar and Omar Camacho received a superior rating and first place with their western style armoire. Vik Alvarez also received a superior rating with his U.T.S.A. styled wood stool and received a first place ribbon.

The team of Juan Chavez, Jaime Resendez, AJ Rodriguez, and Josue Rodriguez earned a superior rating in Information Technology Innovative Projects; the team of Diego Garcia, Angel Lopez, and Ernie Villarreal earned a superior rating in Information Technology Innovative Projects. In Computer Maintenance Technology Projects the team of Sam Alvarez, Tim Gomez, and John Salinas earned a superior rating and also earned best of show for the third year running. Tim Gomez and Diego Garcia both earned a bronze medal in Technical Computer Applications.

Rolando Melendez, earned a bronze medal for the Broadcast New Technical Test, making him the highest scorer for that test.

To qualify for the state competition, students had to earn one of the top four spots at the district competition in their respective category.


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