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District Students Excel at State SkillsUSA Competition

Students from the district’s high schools participated in the State Skills USA Competitions held April 17-19 in Tacoma.  The results were as follows:

Cabinet Making (Advisor Ray Cyr)

Caleb Garland   1st Place       Davis

Rachel DeLong   5th Place       Davis


Early Childhood Education (Advisors Heather Bulfinch and Terri Phillips)

Maria Torres    1st Place       Davis

(Maria also received a $500 scholarship to Bates Technical College)

Lizett Sanchez  3rd Place       Stanton

(Lizett also received a $300 scholarship to Bates Technical College)


Action Skills (Advisor Kathy Thomas)

Cortnie Harrington      3rd Place       Davis

Photography (Advisor Sally Tonkin)

Skyler Ketcham  1st Place       Davis


Power Equipment Technology (Advisor Steve Clear)

Jacob Ruland    5th Place       Ike

Israel Parsons  9th Place       Ike


Urban Search & Rescue (Advisor Steve Clear)

Jared Lafollett 3rd Place       Ike

Nathan Ruland   3rd Place       Ike



In addition to the student honors, Davis teacher Kathy Thomas was named 2013-14 SkillsUSA Washington Advisor of the Year and Kelby Hauff of Davis was elected a 2014-15 State Officer.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Yakima School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees at 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902 have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Non-Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA - Cece Mahre, Deputy Superintendent, (509) 573-7039,;
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator (Students): Title IX-Gender Equity/ADA/Section 504 – Amanda Jewell, Executive Director of Student Life, (509) 573-7004,
Individuals with disabilities who require assistance or special arrangements to attend a program or activity sponsored by the Yakima School District should contact one of the ADA Coordinators 24 hours in advance of the event to inquire about reasonable accommodation. Deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and/or speech impaired individuals may access Washington Relay Services by calling 7-1-1- or 1-800-833-6388.
El Distrito Escolar de Yakima no discrimina en ningún programa o actividad en base al sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano o militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o de identidad, discapacidad o por uso de perro lazarillo o animal de servicio y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos juveniles designados. Los siguientes empleados en 104 N. 4th Ave. Yakima WA 98902, han sido designados para atender preguntas y quejas por alegación de discriminación:
(No estudiantes) Coordinadora de Quejas Equidad de Género – Title IX/ADA: Cece Mahre, Vicesuperintendente, (509) 573-7039,;
(Estudiantes) Coordinadora de Quejas Equidad de Género – Title IX/ADA/504: Amanda Jewell, Directora Ejecutiva de Vida Estudiantil, (509) 573-7004,
Individuos con discapacidades que requieran ayuda o arreglos especiales para asistir a un programa o actividad patrocinada por el Distrito Escolar de Yakima deben comunicarse con una de las Coordinadoras ADA con 24 horas de anticipación al evento para solicitar los arreglos razonables. Servicios para personas sordas, sordas/ciegas o con problemas de oído o de habla pueden tener acceso a los servicios llamando a Washington Relay Services al teléfono 7-1-1 o 1-800-833-6388.

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