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SLHS claims five SkillsUSA Region 1 officer positions

SkillsUSA officers for Region 1 San Luis High School students were elected to five of the six officer positions for SkillsUSA Region 1, which consists of schools in the southwest portion of Arizona.

The SkillsUSA Region 1 Leadership Conference was held Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at the Yuma Civic and Convention Center. All Yuma Union High School District SkillsUSA members were invited to attend. Of the hundreds of students in attendance, 16 were running for officer positions.

The candidates presented well-prepared speeches to all SkillsUSA student members, who then voted for the candidates they felt would do the best job representing Region 1 at all SkillsUSA Arizona events for the coming school year.

The elected students from SLHS include Mariana Flores as Vice President, Nahomy Gutierrez as Treasurer, Maite Saldana as Secretary, Angel Padilla as Parliamentarian, and Laritza Norzagaray as Reporter. The President for Region 1, Yuma High School’s Jasmine Perez, was elected last April at the SkillsUSA Arizona State Championship.

“I am extremely proud of our SkillsUSA Arizona State and National officers as they coach and provided new leadership opportunities to our SLHS students. Due to their commitment, we now have five SkillsUSA Arizona Region 1 officers,” said Nereida Lansman, who is the SLHS Career & Technical Education Instructional Leader. “In addition, the involvement from the SkillsUSA SLHS advisors to the organization is notable as we continue to grow and represent the organization.”

SLHS is now home to nine SkillsUSA officers for the 2019-2020 school year: five Regional officers, two state officers and two national officers. Overall, YUHSD has 11 state or national officers representing Career & Technical Student Organizations.

Adrianne Wagner