Nine SouthWest Metro Intermediate District students attended the 52nd annual Minnesota State SkillsUSA Championships Conference on April 12–14.
The four first place winners of Chanhassen High School, Shakopee High School, and SouthWest Metro High School will advance to the National Competition this summer in Louisville, Kentucky, on June 24-28.
SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves over a quarter million student members annually and helps them become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.
Each spring, approximately 350 business and industry leaders prepare and present skill and leadership contests to student members from across the state. These are entry-level, hands-on skill contests, which are evaluated by the same individuals that prepare them and are passed on industry-driven occupational skill standards.
Among the student winners were:
Chanhassen High School
Aleigha Ahlness – first place in photography
Gabrielle Willemssen – second place photography
Danika Wolf – third place photography
Chaska High School
Nicolas Tait – second place job interview
Lily Poppler – third place job interview
Shakopee High School
AJ Grabianowski – first place, advertising design; first place, pin design; second place, T-shirt design
Sarah Stuyvenberg – first place, T-shirt design; second place, advertising design
SouthWest Metro High School
Rachel Olene – first place, cosmetology
Shannah Roloff – state officer/secondary president