Highly skilled students and advisors from across Delaware attended the 54th annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference from June 24-29, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Delaware students represented our state in competitive events that such as: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Extemporaneous Speaking, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Controls, Information Technology, Masonry, Plumbing, Prepared Speech, Technical Math, Welding, and more.
A delegation of 83 students and advisors from 6 schools represented Delaware in national competition.
Delaware students earned Top 10 national honors.
Eight students honored as national medalists. Gold Medalist: Ashish D’Souza (Computer Programming); Bronze Medalist(s):Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross, and Hannah Wolk (Broadcast News Production); Robert Bell (Internetworking); and Alex Colon Perez (Sheet Metal).
Top 10 National Placement:
1st place Computer Programming Ashish D’Souza of POLYTECH High School
3rd place Broadcast News Production Chase Albright, Ryan Bradley, Sydney Gross & Hannah Wolk of Sussex Tech High School
3rd place Internetworking Robert Bell of POLYTECH High School
3rd place Sheet Metal Alex Colon Perez of Delcastle Tech High School
4th place Audio Radio Production Jacob Hoffpauir & Josh Hoffpauir of Sussex Tech High School
6th place Advertising Design Haley Norwood of Sussex Tech High School
7th place Career Pathways Human Services Denise Garcia Alonzo, Courtney Respes & Alyssa Todd of Delcastle Tech High School
7th place Welding Sculpture Savion Hollis of Delcastle Tech High School
7th place Industrial Motor Control William Shaha of St. Georges Technical High School
8th place Television (Video) Production Abigail Drummond and Julia Hardy of Sussex Tech High School