Article Submitted by: Dhruv Vansadia
This year, SkillsUSA South Pasadena sent 37 students to the State Leadership and Skills Conference in Ontario, CA.
These students competed in competitions for which they advanced to at the regional conference past January 2018. The South Pasadena chapter won 4 gold medals and 6 silver medals.
Our chapter was also awarded the gold Chapter of Excellence, given to only 4 schools in the state. This award provided a grant allowing students to move to the national conference.
During the conference Damian Ugalde and Mollie Parker were elected to represent California and the South Pasadena Chapter in the SkillsUSA National Delegation. Two students from our chapter, Ryan Chavez and Erin Soohoo, placed 2nd and 3rd in the logo design competition. Their designs were used for t-shirts, brochures, and displayed electronically during opening and closing ceremonies.
The chapter received 4 gold and 6 silver medals. For the first time, South Pasadena won silver medal in Robotics Urban Search and Rescue and a gold medal in Interactive Application and Video Game Development competitions.
9 students placed 1st place in their competition, and will move forward to the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky from June 25-30.
FROM S.P.U.S.D. ‘SNAPSHOT’ Report:
SPHS SkillsUSA Students Claim Numerous Medals and Accolades at State Conference Congratulations to all the medalists in the 2018 SkillsUSA state competition held April 19-22, 2018, in Ontario, California.
SPHS students consistently perform at very high levels showcasing their career leadership and technical skills. Here are the results:
Gold Medalists Action Skills – Henry Balding Community Service – Liz Osoy, Sebastian Chinen, Brandon Lee
Occupational Health and Safety – Dhruv Vansadia, Natalie Terhune, Valeriya Smaliy
Interactive Game Design – Damian Ugalde, Max Wilder-Smith
Silver Medalists Robotics Urban Search and Rescue – Max Yee, Micah Mekhitarian
Entreprenuership – Christian Brewster, Jessica Lat, James Carl Schwab, Matthew Wolf Career Pathways
Showcase – Jolene Lee, Talulla Chow, Luyang Zhang Screen Printing – Archer Willems
Outstanding Chapter – Drew Sevilla, Mollie Parker, Damian Ugalde
Introductory Advertising – Alex Mariano
While at the conference, twenty-one members served as delegates and voted on constitutional amendments in meetings chaired by SkillsUSA California High School President and South Pasadena member, Victoria Venardi.
Additionally, the SPHS Chapter was awarded Gold Level in the Chapter of Excellence competition.
Other notable results include: Damian Ugalde and Mollie Parker were elected to represent California in the SkillsUSA National Delegation.
Erin Soohoo placed third in the logo design competition and her design appeared on every brochure and electronic display.
Ryan Chavez placed second in logo design and his design appeared on over 3000 t-shirts. It will also be the official state shirt for California team for the 2018 National Competition in Louisville.
Six students earned the SkillsUSA Statesman Award: Liz Osoy, Sebastian Chinen, Dhruv Vansadia, Max Wilder-Smith, Natalie Terhune, Valeriya Smaliy.