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LHHS SkillsUSA students win 21 medals at 2012 State competition

Web Design winners.David and Robert: Gold Medal Winners in Web Design.

Lake Havasu High School students won a record 21 medals at the SkillsUSA State Competition held in Phoenix on March 27 and 28th. By winning at State, six students qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansa City this coming June. LHHS students had won 18 medals at the State competition in 2011. The 2012 state medal winners from Lake Havasu High School are listed further down the page.

What is the SkillsUSA State Competition? From the SkillsUSA Arizona website:

The SkillsUSA Arizona Championships is the premier showcase for Arizona's trade, technology, and service high school and college students. This annual conference features 70 skill and leadership competitions that determine who will represent Arizona at the national SkillsUSA Championships.

Employers, experts from industry and educators work together to design, judge and recognize our members for their accomplishments in competitions that have real-world challenges. Contestants use math, science, reading and language skills in conjunction with hands-on technical skills to compete against the best in Arizona!

Our hard working students and their faculty sponsors make the LHHS SkillsUSA program a success. Our thanks to the Lake Havasu High School faculty that sponsor the SkillsUSA program: Bryan Andrews, Brian Aranguena, Sam Brindis, Paul Frame, Kristal Norman, Steve Paluch, and Mitch Posey.

Community Service winners.Amanda, Sabrina, and Scott: Gold Medal winners in Community Service.

Your tax credit contributions help fund LHHS SkillsUSA teams in automotive, drafting, audio visual, construction, computer systems, and web design. We are grateful for this important community support.

Lake Havasu High School SkillsUSA State medals:

  • 2 medals in Web Design* (Gold - Robert and David, Bronze - Amanda and Jacob. Gold medal winners qualified for Nationals.
  • 1 medal in Job Skill Demo A (Gold - Christian. Christian qualified for Nationals.)
  • 1 medal in Community Service (Gold - Sabrina, Amanda, and Scott. Qualified for Nationals.)
  • 1 medal in Quiz Bowl (Silver - Laura, Nick, Michael, David, and Robert.)
  • 3 medals in Board Architectural Drafting (Gold - Brandon, Silver - Laura, Bronze - Michael)
  • 3 medals in Home Design (Gold - Kevin and William, Silver - Kelci and Kolby, Bronze - Trevor and Nicholas.)
  • 2 Medals in Board Mechanical Drafting (Gold - Peter, Bronze - Jonathan.)
  • 1 medal in Job Interview (Silver - Dan)
  • 1 Medal in Job Skill Demo Open (Silver - Brianna)
  • 3 medals in Individual Bridge Building (Gold - April, Silver - Jenn, Bronze - Derek)
  • 3 medals in Team Bridge Building (Gold - Josh and [Name withheld by request.], Silver - Michael and James, Bronze - Taylor and Brett)
Home Design winners. Kevin and William work on a gold medal home design.
Quiz Bowl winners. Quiz Bowl silver medal winners Robert, Nick, Laura, David, and Michael.

* Descriptions of what is required in some of the State contests can be found at www.azskillsusa.org/contest_desc.html.