Eagle Point High School SKILLS USA 19-member team returned from the state competition in Albany with 12 medals and 17 placings ranging from job skills demonstrations to diesel mechanics.
Six students came home as first place winners and will be headed to the national competition in June. They are:
Andrew Dorman- winner of $13,000 in scholarship as a result of his
ability in Diesel Equipment Technology; Karla Geigel- Prepared Speech;
LaChelle Robertson and Janet Kabot-
Video Product Development; Matthew Medoza- Automotive Refinishing Technology and Rachel Woods- Workplace Safety.
Second place- Karla Geigle and Peter Bilden- Audio Radio Production and Austin Boyd and Matt Stallcop- TV (Video) Production.
Third place- Brittany Swanson- Prepared Speech and Andrew Dorman- Workplace Safety.
Fourth place- Jansen Handel- Job Skill Demonstration-Beef Stir Fry and Nathan Wehinger- Automotive Service Technology.
place- Cody Clement- Power Equipment Technology; Gabriela Hernandez and
Aaron Meyers- TV Production and Jose Rosebro- Photography.
Sixth place- Brent Misener- Photography and Rachel Woods- Prepared Speech.
Bewley competed in Job Skill demonstration and General Welding. CJ
Jarvis competed in General Welding. The welding competition was a
four-hour competition demanding knowledge in different types of weld,
torches and cutting techniques.
SKILLS USA is a student
leadership organization, which is supported by industry. The skills
learned while participating in SKILLS USA prepare students to be viable
and productive members of the business world. The awards at the
national level often are full ride scholarships to schools across the
Eagle Point High School has had a SKILLS program for
five years and has gone to the national competition each of the five
years. There are 35 members in the EPHS Chapter. Automative teacher,
Matthew Boren, is the successful advisor for the EPHS team. Carroll
Newcomb is the assistant advisor.