64 students headed to SkillsUSA state competition

March 5, 2023
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Nearly 70 Mansfield ISD students are taking their practical talents to the state level to showcase their career and technical skills.

The students earned top rankings at the SkillsUSA District 4 Regional Competition February 18. They competed against other high schoolers in various career-specific categories, such as architecture, machinery, graphic design, health science, programming and radio production.

Sixty-four qualifiers will now move on to the SkillsUSA State Conference.  

The contest will take place March 30 through April 1 in Corpus Christi.  

Students who medal at the state competition advance to nationals, which will take place June 19-23 in Atlanta, Ga.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. Its mission is to enhance the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

State Qualifiers

From Frontier STEM Academy:

Nate Barling, 3D Animation - 1st Place

Rebecca Peck, 3D Animation - 1st

Jessica Gomez, 3D Animation - 2nd

Jacob Atkinson, Audio Radio Production - 1st

Jude Dearing, Audio Radio Production - 1st

Justin Miller, Automated Manufacturing - 1st

Andrew Looney, Automated Manufacturing - 2nd

Syed Rizvi, Automated Manufacturing - 2nd

Andrew Yacenda, CNC Turning - 1st

Alexander Irick, Computer Programming - 1st

Mabel (KK) Madu, Culinary -1st

Mabel (KK) Madu, Culinary Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Aylin Machaen, Electronics Technology - 3rd

Kaitlyn Ferguson, IT Quiz Bowl -2nd

Collin Hopkins, IT Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Alexander Irick, IT Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Jeff Townsend, Television Production - 1st

From Legacy High School:

Logan Abell, 3D Animation - 2nd

Hailie Billingsley, Architecture Drafting - 1st

Henry Jonason, CNC Technician - 1st

Alayah Wilson, Crime Scene Investigation - 1st

Yaretzi Hernandez, Cyber Security - 2nd

Kendall Jones, Digital Cinema Production - 2nd

Ariana Pacheco, Drafting Architecture Modeling - 1st

David Aviles, IT Quiz Bowl -2nd

From Lake Ridge High School:

Meredith Buchhorn, Architecture Drafting - 2nd

Luke Whiting, Automated Manufacturing - 1st

Carston Sliva, Automotive Tool ID - 1st

Parker Meinershagen, Computer Programming - 2nd

Connar (Connie) Kelley, Culinary Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Parker Meinershagen, Cyber Security - 2nd

Justin Ta, Digital Cinema Production - 1st

Aaron Castellanos, Digital Cinema Production - 1st

Lucas Cavitt, Digital Cinema Production - 2nd

Parker Meinershagen, IT Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Aidan Toombs, NEC Code Test - 1st

Nathaniel Scott, Photography - 2nd

Lucas Cavitt, Television Production - 1st

From Mansfield High School:

Nik Munoz, Audio Radio Production - 2nd

Tristan Mann, Audio Radio Production - 2nd

Abigail Gibson, Automated Manufacturing - 1st

Alejandro Flores, Automated Manufacturing - 2nd

Jake Kiper, Automotive Service Technology - 1st

Angela Torres, Commercial Baking - 1st

Christina Davis, Commercial Baking - 2nd

Carlie Thomas, Crime Scene Investigation - 1st

Abigail Nkansah, Culinary - 3rd

Christina Davis, Culinary Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Abigail Nkansah, Culinary Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Madelyn Jaeckel, Drafting Architecture Modeling - 1st

Nicholas Tenorio, IT Quiz Bowl - 2nd

Parousia Iyalho, Photography - 1st

Tayln Neelley, Promotional Bulletin Board - 2nd

Jessica Palacio, Promotional Bulletin Board - 2nd

Anthony Rosales, Teamworks - 1st

Colin Gent, Teamworks - 1st

Eduardo Martinez, Teamworks - 1st

Logan Butler, Teamworks - 1st

From Summit High School:

Jonathan Guzman, Automotive Tool ID - 2nd

Mia Paredes, Culinary Quiz Bowl - 2nd

From Timberview High School:

Alexandra Rittenhouse, Promotional Bulletin Board - 2nd

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