Eighteen compete at National SkillsUSA competition

Stephanie IvankovichEditorsivankovich@theperrychief.com
Eighteen compete at National SkillsUSA competition

This summer 18 Perry students competed at the national SkillsUSA competition.

On June 21, those students competed with 6,000 other students in Louisville Ky. at the 52nd Annual National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference.

Devin Patrick competed in plumbing; Lauren Benjamin competed in photography; Jacob Quijas competed in motorcycle technology; Jacob Murillo competed in masonry; Gabe Ridnour competed in technical drafting; Maggie Lamphier competed in early childhood development; Gage Welch and Tony Le competed in digital cinema production; TJ Sheehy and Sadee Whitfield competed in promotional bulletin board; Emilo Gonzalez competed in job skill demonstration; Madyson Hill competed in criminal justice; Daniel Brinton competed in customer service; Dax Kresse, Jairo Murillo, David Santacruz, Kaitlyn Barr and Patience Galivan competed in quiz bowl.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.

SkillsUSA helps all students excel in their training and future technical, skilled and service careers, including health occupations.

Nationally, SkillsUSA serves more than 372,354 high school, college/postsecondary and middle school students and their chapter advisors who are professional members.

The advisors were Curt Cornelius, Calvin Smith and Steve Brinton.

The volunteers include Bill Ridihalgh and Chris Creason.