San Juan School District and USU Blanding host second annual Career and Technical competition
In correlation with Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, the San Juan School District CTE Department and USU Blanding recently hosted the second annual “Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Competition.
The event brings the classroom to life, allowing students to demonstrate classroom knowledge by competing in events that correlate to future careers.
More than 300 students throughout the school district participated in competitive events in which students demonstrated leadership, presentation, and technical skills.
The competition also gives students an opportunity to prepare for region and state competitions in FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), FFA (Agriculture Organization), DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America), HOSA (Future Health Professionals), and SkillsUSA (Skilled Workforce).
While students were not competing, they were able to participate in a service project prepared by Adri Johnson, in which they tied fleece blankets that will be donated to local facilities.
Congratulations to all the winners. Zechariah Charley took first in Architecture, followed by Lewneil Hascon and Kirri Schaefer.
In Automotive, Denim Howell placed first followed by Cooper Yoakam and Xavier Hancock.
Colee Crofts and Camden Crofts took first in Business Financial Plan with Cameron Dowell, Amy Lewis, and Emmry Wilcox second and Ava Bayles and Eliza Johnson third.
In Drone competition, Ivan Grandson is first in High School and Jaren Keyes, Beau Yeomans, and Eli Carling first in Middle school.
Zechariah Charley also placed first in Engineering followed by Allyn Allen and Gabrielle Dance.
Allyn Allen is first in Job Interview followed by Kirri Schafer and Jemma Robinson.
In the Livestock Judging competition, the first place group is Kaymee Freestone, Dakota Halliday, Cambree Chamberlain, and Makenna Peterson, with second place to Macee Palmer, Hayden Shumway, Raylee Kelly, and Presley Workman and third place to Stetson Black, Thaddaeus Smith, Mark Jacobsen, and Preston Brown.
In Medical Terminology, Evan Keith is first followed by Synessa Atcitty and Saylor Perkins.
Photography had categories in Glitch and Open. First in Glitch is Christian Trotter, then Doreon Chee and Madi Snyder. First in Open is Charlotte Kowallis, then Oaysis Nielson and Marley Decker.
Lucy Black took first in Plant Identification, followed by fellow competitors Sandra Benallie and Jack Kartchner.
The Poster contest saw a tie for first between two teams: Kinsey Bake and Madelyn Pugh, then Millie Morrison, David Francom, and Mechaiyah Lansing. They are followed by Isha LeValley and Tea Whatcott.
First in Public Service announcement are Alise Lewis, Gabriella Dowell and Ashley Musselman.
Collee Crofts took first in Public Speaking, followed by Evan Keith and Lyneah Israel.
Welding honors are first to Connor Montella, second to Jett Johnson and third to Tyler Jacobsen.
Welding Sculpture winners are Nial Reay, Spencer Adams and Tug Davis respectively.
In the Welding Student Judging category, first is Evan Carpenter, then Preston Brown and Jett Richmond.
Middle school Automotive winners are first, Cameron Adair, followed by Logan Williams and Kord Young.
Midddle school Job Interview winners tied for first are Sawyer Tomco and Charlotte Kowallis, with second to Ellie Beck.
Projector category winners are Collee Crofts, Camden Lewis, Alise Lewis, Gabi Dowell, Ashley Musselman, and Allyn Allen.