SkillsUSA develops students and builds partnerships

Springdale Public Schools students competed April 12-13 in the SkillsUSA state conference in Hot Springs, earning achievements and validating skills that will make them competitive members of the Northwest Arkansas workforce.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry stakeholders working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce and to help students excel. A nonprofit national education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school and college students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations.

Join us as we celebrate the achievements of all the Springdale students who participated in the state event.

Students who won gold medals will compete in Nationals in Atlanta in June!

Har-Ber High School

Matthew Crecelius: Related Technical Math, Gold

Evelyn Laurie: Masonry, Gold

Jon Davis Smith: Masonry, Bronze

Jadin Arroyos: Cabinetry, Bronze

Greg Simpson, Adviser

James Hash: Electrical Wiring, Gold

Oswaldo Chavez: Electrical Wiring, Silver

Bob Maples, Adviser

Jackson Mungle: Technical Drafting, Gold

Gabe Vernier: Technical Drafting, Bronze

Luke Sharum: Architectural Drafting, Gold

Alan Ramos: Architectural Drafting, Silver

John Gore, Adviser

Connor Jenkins: Television Production, Gold

Cesar Batres: Television Production, Gold

Alexej Vargas: Digital Cinema, Silver

Cameron Bolin: Television Production, Silver

Chloe Stone: Television Production, Silver

Tiffany Hamilton, Adviser

James Hash: Electrical Construction Wiring, Gold

Ozwaldo Chavez: Electrical Construction Wiring, Sliver

Matthew Crecelius: Technical Related Math, Gold

Evelyn Lourie: Medal Masonry, Gold

Jaydin Arroyos: Medal Cabinetry, Bronze

Jon Davis Smith: Medal Masonry, Bronze

Additional Plumbing Competitors (non-medalists):

Hayden Burton: Taking CNC and Plumbing

Cody Beyer: Taking Electrical and Plumbing

Lingxiang Liang: Taking Plumbing

Springdale High School

James Shufelt: Computer Programming, Gold

Marcos Cisneros: Computer Programming, Silver

Cindy Whitaker, Adviser

Alexis Castillo: Architectural CAD, Bronze

Alondra Fernandez: Pin Design, Silver

Megan Karu, Wendy Duran Orellana and Stefany Martinez Calderon: Crime Scene Investigation, Bronze

Karen Delgado Garcia: Criminal Justice, Gold

Maurice Olvera: Extemporaneous Speaking, Gold

Tryston Skelton: Extemporaneous Speaking, Bronze

Diana Ayala-Vazquez: Prepared Speech, Silver

SHS has four SkillsUSA Advisers: Duncan Luke, Rachelle Nichols, Brooke Lockhart, and Cindy Whitaker.

Don Tyson School of Innovation

Jackson Johnson and Brian Pollari: Narrative Film, Bronze

Blake Johnson and Jude Sabatini: Show Promo, Bronze