Ramona High School students left the SkillsUSA State Conference held April 4 through 7 in the Town and Country Convention Center in San Diego with six gold medals.
The conference hosted approximately 1,700 competitors in nearly 100 different skill and leadership contests.
“All students were challenged to do their best work while being compared to industry standards in the student’s skill area,” said RHS automotive teacher and SkillsUSA adviser Robert Grace.
Grace, RHS culinary arts teacher and SkillsUSA adviser Laurie Ivers, and 19 RHS students attended the state conference. The students had qualified for the state contests earlier this year at regional competitions.
The students this year trained and practiced their skills in the following career and technical areas: Auto Service Technology, Intro Auto, Collision Repair Technology, Culinary Arts, Motorcycle Service Technology, Metal Fabrication, MIG Welding, and Combo Welding MIG, TIG, SHAW, and Oxy-Fuel Cutting.
Competition ranged from building a barbecue to creating soup and retrieving diagnostic trouble codes from a Corvette.
•Collision Repair—Adam Scull earned a Gold and Kyle Rash a Silver.
•Intro Auto—the team of Issac Medina, Eric Leyva, Omar Carona, and Yobany Cruz earned Gold medals.
•Motorcycle Service—Tyler Pavlick earned Gold and Mike Jones earned Silver.
•Combo Welding—Andrew Hankins earned Silver.
Scull and Pavlick advanced to the national contest scheduled for the end of June in Kansas City, where they will compete against other state winners.