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YUHSD students capture 28 gold medals at SkillsUSA Regional Championships

Yuma Union High School District students collected 76 out of 99 possible medals at the 2020 SkillsUSA Region 1 Championships on Friday, Feb. 21 at Arizona Western College.

Students won gold medals in 28 contests, topping last year’s haul of 27 even with fewer competitions on the schedule. San Luis High School led all schools with nine gold medalists.

The event included more 550 students, a majority of whom attend YUHSD schools, competing in 35 Leadership and Skills Contests with more than 150 industry judges.

Students who earn medals in the regional competition advance to the SkillsUSA Arizona Championships on April 27-28, 2020 at the Phoenix Convention Center for a chance to earn a trip to nationals. Last year, YUHSD collected 118 out of 134 (88 percent) possible medals at the regional event, sending more than 100 students to state.

Here is a list of all YUHSD Region 1 medalists:

Contest

School

Students

Medal

Automotive Basic

Cibola High School

Noah Rodeghiero

Gold

Automotive Basic

Kofa High School

Xsavier Filiano

Silver

Automotive Basic

Kofa High School

Cruz Galvez

Bronze

Broadcast News Production

Gila Ridge High School

Lincoln Wells

Gold

Broadcast News Production

 

Jeffery Parle

 

Broadcast News Production

 

Joshua Cibrian

 

Broadcast News Production

 

Isaiah Cheatham

 

Building Maintenance

Kofa High School

Jose Nunez-Rodriguez

Gold

Building Maintenance

Kofa High School

Leonardo Torres Mateos

Silver

Building Maintenance

Kofa High School

Julian Duron

Bronze

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

Gila Ridge High School

Kaden Hopkins

Gold

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Christopher Humphrey

 

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Arlene Macias Escala

 

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

Gila Ridge High School

Shawn Lopez

Silver

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Hayden Morales

 

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Ethan Pancrazi

 

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

Gila Ridge High School

McKenzie Daley

Bronze

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Relijia Dorsey

 

Career Pathway Showcase- Human Services

 

Laisha Navarro Agua

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Business Management & Technology

Yuma High School

Jaime Lara Moreno

Gold

Career Pathway Showcase-Business Management & Technology

 

Jaqueline Lesso Rodriguez

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Business Management & Technology

 

Xavier Serna

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

San Luis High School

Jorge Del Rio

Gold

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

 

Katya Padilla

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

 

Alfari Quintero

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

San Luis High School

Jaime Ibarra

Silver

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

 

Armando Luquin

 

Career Pathway Showcase-Industrial & Engineering Technology

 

Laura Pallanes

 

Carpentry

Kofa High School

Oscar Garcia

Gold

Carpentry

Kofa High School

Martin Dorame

Silver

Carpentry

Kofa High School

Luis Buzane

Bronze

Chapter Display

Yuma High School

Angel Galvez

Gold

Chapter Display

 

Jesus Lopez Gonzal

 

Chapter Display

 

Jasmine Perez

 

Chapter Display

San Luis High School

Martha Galvan

Silver

Chapter Display

 

Naylin Fierro Angulo

 

Chapter Display

 

Lizbeth Camarillo

 

Chapter Display

Kofa High School

Joel Avila

Bronze

Chapter Display

 

Angel Barron

 

Chapter Display

 

Jorge Velasco

 

Construction Basic

San Luis High School

Joshua Castro

Gold

Construction Basic

Yuma High School

Angel Perez

Silver

Construction Basic

Kofa High School

Ciara Kehl

Bronze

Cosmetology

Kofa High School

Scarlet Juarez

Gold

Cosmetology

Kofa High School

Amairanie Lamas

Silver

Cosmetology

Cibola High School

Marissa Bentley

Bronze

Crime Scene Investigations

San Luis High School

 

Gold

Crime Scene Investigations

San Luis High School

 

Silver

Crime Scene Investigations

Cibola High School

 

Bronze

Criminal Justice

Cibola High School

Eveline Luadros Loro

Gold

Criminal Justice

San Luis High School

Jesus Gomez

Silver

Criminal Justice

Kofa High School

Michael Ambriz

Bronze

Customer Service

Cibola High School

Blanca Nolasco

Gold

Customer Service

Cibola High School

Fatima V. Cabrera Hernandez

Silver

Engineering Technology Design

Cibola High School

Alexis Rivera

Gold

Engineering Technology Design

Cibola High School

Juan Sierra Rodriguez

Silver

Engineering Technology Design

 

Jason Sandoval

 

Extemporaneous Speaking

Yuma High School

Robert Hernandez

Gold

Extemporaneous Speaking

Yuma High School

Ares Preciado

Bronze

Firefighting

Cibola High School

Natus Humphrey

Gold

Firefighting

Cibola High School

Marianna Bravo Belman

Silver

Job Interview

Cibola High School

Julia M. Canez

Silver

Job Skills Demonstration Open

San Luis High School

Patricia Galindo

Gold

Job Skills Demonstration Open

Kofa High School

Xiomara Avalos

Bronze

Opening & Closing Ceremony

San Luis High School

Marianna Flores

Gold

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Nahony Gutierrez

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Melissa Moreno

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Yanelly Munoz

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Laritza Norzaray

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Miguel Nunez

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Angel Padilla

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

Kofa High School

Ariam Acedo

Silver

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Rene Jaramillo

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Luisa Lopez Aguirre

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Jocelyn Ortega

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Julian Reyes

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Katelyn Stewart

 

Opening & Closing Ceremony

 

Emily Vargas

 

Photography 

Gila Ridge High School

Joshua Lopez

Gold

Photography 

San Luis High School

Miguel Garcia

Silver

Photography 

San Luis High School

Andrea Acosta Chaves

Bronze

Photography Basic

San Luis High School

Jesus Pantoja

Gold

Photography Basic

Kofa High School

Aleena Linton

Bronze

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa High School

Victor Sanchez

Gold

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa High School

Fabian Chavez

Silver

Power Equipment Technology

Kofa High School

Gerardo Gaona Jimenez

Bronze

Prepared Speech

San Luis High School

Catia Cruz Esquirel

Gold

Prepared Speech

San Luis High School

Maritza Noriega

Silver

Prepared Speech

San Luis High School

Emmanuel Hernandez

Bronze

Promotional Bulletin Board

Kofa High School

Christian Carl

Gold

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Victoria Cortez-Quiroz

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Emily Tapia

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

San Luis High School

Leslie Covarrubias

Silver

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Ileen Lopez

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Jennifer Lozano

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

Yuma High School

Marina Beltran

Bronze

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Adamari Flores

 

Promotional Bulletin Board

 

Erika Garcia

 

Related Technical Math

San Luis High School

Jesus Nunez

Gold

Related Technical Math

Cibola High School

Jahaziel Galvan

Silver

Related Technical Math

San Luis High School

Julio Estrada

Bronze

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

San Luis High School

Carlos Melendez

Gold

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

 

Carlos Rodriguez

 

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

Cibola High School

Andrade Ruiz Ramon

Silver

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

 

Ernesto Espinoza

 

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

Cibola High School

Isaac Linares

Bronze

Robotics-Urban Search & Rescue

 

Ramon Partida

 

TV Production

Gila Ridge High School

Anaya Deay

Bronze

TV Production

 

Ocean Johnson

 

Welding Basic High School

Kofa High School

Daniel Franks

Gold

Welding Basic High School

Kofa High School

Adam Pimentel

Silver

Welding Basic High School

Yuma High School

Manuel VanHorn

Bronze

Welding Fabrication

Kofa High School

Isaac Hernandez

Silver

Welding Fabrication

 

Crystopher Valencia

 

Welding Fabrication

 

Andrew Calleros

 

Welding Fabrication

San Luis High School

Edwin Lopez

Bronze

Welding Fabrication

 

Andres Martinez

 

Welding Fabrication

 

Reynaldo Rodriguez

 

Welding Sculpture

Gila Ridge High School

Zoe Carll

Gold

Welding Sculpture

Gila Ridge High School

Edrei Echeverria

Silver

Welding Sculpture

Gila Ridge High School

Christopher Aguirre

Bronze

Welding-High School

Gila Ridge High School

Dan Urquidez

Gold

Welding-High School

Kofa High School

Sergio Ozuna

Silver

Welding-High School

San Luis High School

Ian Espinoza

Bronze


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org