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YUHSD students win gold in 27 contests at SkillsUSA Regionals

Yuma Union High School District students collected 118 out of 134 possible medals at the 2019 SkillsUSA Region One competition on Feb. 8 at Arizona Western College.

Students won gold medals in 27 contests. Audience members at SkillsUSA regionals awards

The annual competition, which focuses on 40 different skill areas ranging from cosmetology to criminal justice to welding, included more than 600 students from more than a dozen high schools and AWC. Competitors will next take part in the Arizona Championships on Apr. 12-13, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center with an opportunity to qualify for nationals.

"It's a great experience for the kids," Yuma High School Career & Technical Education Instructional Leader Tamara Kay said. "They get to meet new people and it's good for networking. It also gives them an opportunity to compete, gain confidence and prepare for state and nationals and future competitions. All-in-all, it's a great day."

Here is a list of all YUHSD Region One medalists:

 

Contest

School

Students

Medal

Action Skills

Kofa

Alexander Bird

Bronze

Automotive Technology

Kofa

Uziel Dotello

Bronze

Automotive Technology

Cibola

Noah Rodeghiero

Silver

Automotive Technology

Kofa

Hector Ortega

Gold

Building Management

Yuma

Levin Ponce Zavala

Bronze

Building Management

Kofa

Gilberto Alonzo Meza

Silver

Building Management

Yuma

Joshua Nevels

Gold

Career Pathways Showcase: Arts & Communication

Gila Ridge

Andrea Salazar

Bronze

Career Pathways Showcase: Arts & Communication

 

Mya Beichler

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Arts & Communication

 

Sarah VanFleet

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Business Management

Yuma

Erick Palacio

Silver

Career Pathways Showcase: Business Management

 

Jorge Zepeda Jacinto

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Business Management

 

Pedro Sigala

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

Gila Ridge

Andrea Ojeda

Bronze

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Evelyn Cueva

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Gracy Corral

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

Gila Ridge

Cassidy Tabor

Silver

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Vianca Inzunza

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Esther Ipina

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

Kofa

Valeria McGrew

Gold

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Dulce Salazar Natal

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Human Services

 

Sara Ausbun

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial & Engineering

Cibola

Vivian Hernandez

Silver

Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial & Engineering

 

Jodi Yager

 

Career Pathways Showcase: Industrial & Engineering

 

Alyssa Yanez

 

Carpentry

San Luis

Jose Perez

Silver

Carpentry

Kofa

Oscar Garcia

Gold

Chapter Display

Kofa

Ricardo Pereida

Bronze

Chapter Display

 

Angel Barron

 

Chapter Display

 

Adan Gutierrez

 

Chapter Display

San Luis

Salma Castaneda

Silver

Chapter Display

 

Astrid Correa

 

Chapter Display

 

Michelle Platas

 

Chapter Display

Yuma

Mariaisabel Villegas Robles

Gold

Chapter Display

 

Briza Solorio Barrera

 

Chapter Display

 

Ingrid Herrera Silvestre

 

Commercial Baking

Kofa

Karen Rivas Viramontes

Bronze

Commercial Baking

Kofa

Alexander Boyd

Silver

Commercial Baking

Cibola

Kaelyn Jameson

Gold

Cosmetology

Kofa

Denise Ornelas

Silver

Cosmetology

Kofa

Oriah Bertagnoli

Gold

Crime Scene Investigation

Gila Ridge

Bryan Velazco

Bronze

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Daniel Reyes

Bronze

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Cesar Hernandez

Bronze

Crime Scene Investigation

Kofa

Alyssa Ochoa

Silver

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Valeria Siqueiros Talavera

 

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Monica Ozuna Nunez

 

Crime Scene Investigation

Cibola

Adriana Carillo

Gold

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Isabel Palomares

 

Crime Scene Investigation

 

Alessandra Urias

 

Criminal Justice

Cibola

Angela Ugalde

Bronze

Criminal Justice

Cibola

Sydney Cazares

Silver

Criminal Justice

Cibola

Eveline Cradros

Gold

Culinary Arts

Yuma

Oscar Perez Fierres

Bronze

Culinary Arts

Cibola

Fatima Rangel

Silver

Culinary Arts

Kofa

Gavino Palomares

Gold

Customer Service

Kofa

German Mercado

Bronze

Customer Service

Cibola

Brittany Medina

Silver

Customer Service

Cibola

Leonardo Zamora

Gold

Engineering Technology Design

San Luis

Katya Padilla

Silver

Engineering Technology Design

 

Alfani Quintero

 

Engineering Technology Design

 

Erick Acosta

 

Engineering Technology Design

San Luis

Oscar Estrada

Gold

Engineering Technology Design

 

Ivan Quijada

 

Engineering Technology Design

 

Isaac Felix

 

Extemporaneous Speaking

San Luis

Alberto Plantillos

Bronze

Extemporaneous Speaking

San Luis

Miguel Nunez

Silver

Extemporaneous Speaking

San Luis

Gibran Murrieta

Gold

Firefighting

Cibola

Renato Serna

Bronze

Firefighting

Cibola

Gregory Derma

Silver

Firefighting

Kofa

Tristan Creekmore

Gold

Job Interview

San Luis

Yarely Salgado

Bronze

Job Interview

San Luis

Melissa Moreno

Gold

Job Skills Demonstration A

Kofa

Rene Jaramillo

Bronze

Job Skills Demonstration A

Yuma

Porche Kohler

Bronze

Job Skills Demonstration A

Kofa

Mia-Sophia Salcido-Jimenez

Silver

Job Skills Demonstration A

Gila Ridge

Sarah Van Fleet

God

Job Skills Demonstration Open

San Luis

Laritza Arvallo

Bronze

Opening & Closing Session

Kofa

Arian Acedo

Gold

Opening & Closing Session

 

Keianna Hooker

 

Opening & Closing Session

 

Monica Ozuna

 

Opening & Closing Session

 

Karla Rodriguez

 

Opening & Closing Session

 

Emily Samarripa

 

Opening & Closing Session

 

Elise Serrano

 

Opening & Closing Session

 

Zael Valadez

 

Photography

Gila Ridge

Josh Lopez

Bronze

Photography

San Luis

Andrea Acosta

Silver

Photography

San Luis

Leonardo Flores

Gold

Photography Basics

Kofa

Daniel Valtierra Reyes

Bronze

Photography Basics

Kofa

Karen Ornelas

Gold

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa

Victor Sanchez

Bronze

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa

Gustavo Carlos

Silver

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa

Aldo Galaviz

Gold

Prepared Speech

San Luis

Layza Ramirez

Bronze

Prepared Speech

San Luis

Yanelly Munoz

Gold

Promotional Bulletin Board

Kofa

Team B

Bronze

Promotional Bulletin Board

Cibola

Team A

Silver

Promotional Bulletin Board

Yuma

Team D

Gold

Related Technical Math

San Luis

Omar Delgadillo

Bronze

Related Technical Math

Cibola

Freddy Villanueva

Silver

Related Technical Math

San Luis

Karin Gutierrez

Gold

Restaurant Services

Cibola

Angel Rodriguez

Bronze

Restaurant Services

Cibola

Jose Truillijo

Silver

Restaurant Services

Kofa

Mariana Bobadilla Delgadillo

Gold

Welding 

Gila Ridge

Reid Bread Well

Bronze

Welding 

San Luis

Andres Villa

Silver

Welding 

Kofa

Sebastian Sanchez

Gold

Welding Fabrication

Kofa

Jesus Barba

Bronze

Welding Fabrication

 

Gilbert Gonzales

 

Welding Fabrication

 

Daniel Andrade

 

Welding Fabrication

Yuma

Noberto Saldana

Silver

Welding Fabrication

 

Roger Valle

 

Welding Fabrication

 

Joshua Salguero-Saavedra

 

Welding Fabrication

San Luis

Ian Ordaz Esfpinoza

Gold

Welding Fabrication

 

Johann Rodriguez

 

Welding Fabrication

 

Francisco Lara

 

Welding Sculpture

Gila Ridge

Andrea Brandt

Silver

Welding Sculpture

San Luis

Joenlmo Soto

Gold

 About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a vital solution to the growing U.S. skills gap. This nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry ensures America has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. Founded in 1965 and endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education, the association serves more than 300,000 member students and instructors each year in middle schools, high schools and colleges. This diverse talent pipeline covers 130 trade, technical and skilled service occupations, the majority STEM-related. More than 600 corporations, trade associations, businesses and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA at the national level. SkillsUSA programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. Local, state and national championships, which are designed and judged by industry, set relevant standards for career and technical education and provide needed recognition to its students. SkillsUSA also offers technical skill assessments and other workplace credentials. For more information, visit: www.SkillsUSA.org.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org