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San Luis CTE earns four chapter of distinction awards

Four Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO) chapters at San Luis High School were awarded chapter of distinction recognitions at their respective state leadership conferences. 

For the third time, San Luis’ SkillsUSA programs were recognized as a Gold Chapter, while Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) was earned gold for the second time, Educators Rising won gold for the first time, and HOSA was named a bronze chapter of distinction. 

San Luis is the only school in Arizona to have four CTSOs earn chapter of distinction awards in the same year. 

Each CTSO has different criteria for determining chapter awards. However, they all encompass a framework of activities, leadership, and excellence. 

In addition to the program-level awards, San Luis advanced to nationals in three separate events at their state conferences.  

Educators Rising: Johana Cocio Gutierrez, San Luis, Job Interview
FBLA: Diana Rodriguez, San Luis, Intro to Parliamentary
SkillsUSA: Peter Sanchez and Carlo Melendres, San Luis, Robotic Search and Rescue

According to the Arizona Department of Education, more than 40,000 students across the state participate in CTSOs. Yuma Union High School District makes up more than 7,000 of those students. 

The organizations develop academic success through applied academics, promote choice and identification of career options and foster interpersonal skills in teamwork, communications human relations and social interactions. They also encourage excellence in scholarship, build character, promote citizenship, volunteerism and patriotism, endorse cooperation and cooperative attitudes among all people and provide opportunities for state, national and international travel through internships, camps and leadership conferences.

Eric Patten