Paris High School Student to represent Texas on National Level at SkillsUSA
Three Paris High School students earned top prizes in the Texas SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference, with one student earning a spot in the national contest this summer. The students beat out competitors from across Texas.
Josh Rogers earned a first place gold medal in Marine Service Technology. As a first place winner, he has advanced to the SkillsUSA national competition. Michael Rhodes is his instructor and contest sponsor.
Additional winners at the state contest are Alex Folmar who earned a second place silver medal in Basic Health Skills and Grace Hamm won a third place bronze medal in Photography Technical.
SkillsUSA programs include local, state, and national competitions where students demonstrate leadership and occupational skills. The programs help to establish industry standards for job skill training and promote community service. More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations.
The SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, from June 20 to 25, 2016. For more information, visit http://www.skillsusa.org/events-training/national-leadership-and-skills-conference/.