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SLHS students earn 7 of 10 SkillsUSA scholarships in state of Arizona

San Luis High School students were awarded seven out of 10 possible state SkillsUSA scholarships as part of the SkillsUSA Arizona Leadership and Skills Conference on Apr. 12-13, 2019. The scholarships are worth up to $1,000 for each student.

Here is the full list of students from San Luis who received the scholarship: Laritza Arvalo, Layza Ramirez Avila, Astrid Correa, Leonardo Flores Duran, Michelle Platas, Teresa Sandoval, and Carol Valencia.

The scholarship is to assist students who are pursuing career goals with SkillsUSA Arizona awarding ten scholarships each year to SkillsUSA Arizona members. It is awarded as a one-time payment of $1,000 to the recipient’s school for tuition or to the recipient as a “tools of the trade” reimbursement. One of the students, for example, who studies digital photography, will use the scholarship funds to purchase a new camera to utilize in his college work at Arizona Western College.

A scoring rubric is used to determine which applicants are selected. According to SkillsUSA Arizona’s website, the criterion include: Academic Success, Activities & Awards, Occupational or Work Experience, Career Goals, Financial Need, and a personal statement. There were also point deductions for grammatical errors found within the application.

Eric Patten