SPHS Students Show Off Their Skills

Students from South Pasadena High School's largest club, SkillsUSA, advance to State Conference

PHOTO: Courtesy of Dhruv Vansandia | SouthPasadenan.com |

Story By: Dhruv Vansandia| Student SPHS

SkillsUSA is South Pasadena High School’s largest club. SkillsUSA is a career technical student organization committed to prepare America’s skilled workforce. It hosts competitions for students in Career Technical Education (CTE) classes.

This year, SkillsUSA South Pasadena sent 65 people to the regional leadership and skills conference. These students competed in different competitions, depending on their career field. The South Pasadena chapter won 10 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals. In addition, 7 extra participants advanced to the State conference for a total of 48 students to attend the State conference.

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For the Robotics: urban search and rescue competition, the teams had to build a robot to dispose of an explosive ordnance, simulated by a block of wood. Two of the three South Pasadena robotics teams advanced to the State Conference. The community service team had to highlight the activities that they do to benefit the community in a scrapbook presented to the judges.

Following these competitions, The South Pasadena chapter held an awards ceremony with parents to celebrate each students’ success at the regional conference. The state conference will be held at the Ontario convention center from April 19-22.