SkillsUSA Nationals bring awards and fond farewells
Aberdeen students travelled to the SkillsUSA Nationals last week. In addition to seeing high marks for the school, it was the end of a reign.
AHS graduate Karmen Ayres bid a tearful goodbye as she preformed her final duties as the National Vice President of SkillsUSA. Karmen’s final official duty will have her flying to Baltimore later in July, to speak with the Electrical Construct Industry to tell her story of how a female has excelled in a male dominated industry. Karmen Ayres was a two year veteran of Aberdeen High School’s Industrial Engineering program and a four year veteran at the KAHS radio station.
Aberdeen students receiving outstanding recognition at the national competition were Robbie Kenagy and Selena Alvarado, who placed seventh in the nation in the Audio Production Competition. Robbie and Selena also received Skill Point Certification which is an industry recognized employment standard based off of their Industry Standards Written Test.
AHS sophomore Tommy Ryan placed higher than any previous AHS student in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration contest, with a 14th place finish.