A number of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) students recently won medals in the SkillsUSA District II competition while representing the Central Montco Technical High School (CMTHS). Four of the students won first-place medals and have qualified for the state competition to be held April 15-17 in Hershey.
In the Cosmetology Lab, senior Leslye Trujillo won first in the Model event, while senior Yareli Sigala was first in the Esthetics event. In Esthetics, contestants are evaluated on their techniques and professionalism in the field of skin care.
Sophomore Dylan Stimmler was first in the Baking Lab Action Skills event. The contest requires a five to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training.
Junior Matthew Pokorny teamed with two other students to win first place in the Public Safety Crime Scene Investigation event. In that event, contestants are directed to a crime scene, briefed on the situation and then must legally search for, properly collect and remove evidence.
Three PWHS students won second-place medals. They are sophomore Judy Evan in the Health Care Sciences Lab Medical Math event, sophomore Alleya Flowers in the Early Childhood Education Lab Early Childhood Education event, and junior Anthony Menginie in the Building Trades Lab Team Works event.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.