SkillsUSA State Competition

From April 24-27, more than 70 DATA-SkillsUSA students competed in the SkillsUSA State Competition at the Town and Country Resort in San Diego. DATA students tested their skills against top performers from across the state, earning medals in multiple contest categories.

In total, 16 students/teams earned medals (5 Bronze, 1 Silver, and 4 gold):

Screen Printing Technology
Gold - Chris Rodriguez

Graphic Communications
Gold - Eric Cuahizio 

Audio / Radio Production
Gold - Norma Vazquez and Jesse Rojo

Gold - Viviana Martinez

Bronze - Jennifer Reynoso

20 Second Elevator
Silver - Samuel Oropeza
Bronze - David Vo

Bronze - Jennifer Varela

Prepared Speech
Bronze - Sara Lopez

Chapter Display
Bronze - Andrea Alvarez, Denys Loaiza, and Yolanda Cortez

Career Pathway Showcase
Bronze - Denise Gonzalez, Isreal Chavez, and Bonnie Vo

Whether or not they earned medals, students were able to compete at a high level and gain valuable experience working with others in a high-pressure, real-world environment (and hopefully they had a bit of fun too). 

Gold medalists are eligible to participate in the National competition in Kansas City, MO this June where they will compete against top students from around the country. Congratulations to all students who participated!