IMG_3936Cortnie Harrington and Emilio Herrera of A.C. Davis High School were awarded 3rd place in Community Action Process at the annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference and SkillsUSA Championships. The competition was held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville June 21 – 24, 2016.

Also competing from the Yakima School District were Jennifer Martinez, Early Childhood Education 18 th place, A.C. Davis High School; Kyle Roy and Trevor Jensen, Visual Cinema 10 th place, Y.V.Tech; and Danny Bale, Auto Collision Repair, 22 nd place, Y.V.Tech. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American Citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of American’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.

Ashley De La Garza and Jose Enriquez Campos,  SkillsUSA Washington State Officers participated in Activate/ Leverage/Engage Leadership Training only available for state officers and Delegate Sessions learning about the governing process for National Leadership leading to the election of New SkillsUSA National Officers.

In order to qualify for the national competition, the students competed in local and state contests. The state gold medal winners advanced to the national SkillsUSA Championships.

More than 6000 thousand students from every state and two territories competed in 100 contests in technical, skilled, and service occupations.