SkillsUSA students advance to state

Career and Technical Education students showed off their medals after a great experience at the SkillsUSA District 6 Contest. Now, students from Waxahachie High School and Waxahachie Global High will compete at the state level.

WHS students Noe Cabrera, Angel De La Hoya, Anthony Mejia, and Alexis Zavala earned first place in the Construction Trades Team Works contest, qualifying them for state. This contest challenged four students to complete a construction project that included carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry.

The Welding Fabrication Team also qualified for state, which included Gunner Boddie, Ryan Gayken, and Jackson Wells. This contest challenged three students to produce a fabrication part similar to what is seen on a jobsite, based on the supplied blueprints.

Global student Jonathan Combs earned first place and Claude Miles earned second place in the Electronics Individual contest, which qualified them both to compete at state as well.

Not only did students from the construction trades chapter compete, but also students from the welding, cosmetology, and electrical technology programs participated on Feb. 12 at Texas State Technical College in Waco.

Other students who competed included:

Carpentry Individual – Mauricio Villarreal

Welding I Individual – Ezra Perez – 3rd place

                                     Aiden Holleman

                                     Kaylee Voigtlander

Welding Individual – Richard Brightwell – 3rd place

                                   Christian Coppock

                                   Gunnar Gooch

Welding Fabrication Team – Joaquin Guerrero, Kaitlyn Olson, Braydon Stewart

Cosmology Quiz Bowl – 3rd place

                                    Madison Daley

                                    Rachel Hogan

                                    Angela Peguero

                                    Sharona Shroppel

                                    Lia Tangalos

                                    Ellison Wood

                                    Grace Yarbo