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SkillsUSA Competitors
Mountain View Elementary School is the first K-8 school in the district to participate at the state level for SkillsUSA.  The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the state and nation.  Eight MVS 7th and 8th grade students competed at the Arizona State competition in the following categories: 

Job Skill Demonstration: Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training.  Competitors must demonstrate a career objective in an occupational area that is included in one of the contest areas of the SkillsUSA Championships. 

Prepared Speech: Contestants must deliver a five- to seven-minute speech on a common theme established by SkillsUSA for the current school year.  Contestants are evaluated on their ability to present thoughts relating to the central theme clearly and effectively, and are rated on voice, mechanics, and platform deportment. 

Promotional Bulletin Board:  Contestants create bulletin board displays based on the annual SkillsUSA theme.  The bulletin boards promote SkillsUSA, career and technical education, and related occupational information.  Contestants also create an accompanying notebook that documents the development and construction of the bulletin board and give an oral presentation to explain the process, purpose, and educational value. 

Maija Larson and Joshua Valenzuela earned gold medals in Job Skills Demonstration, while Skylar Nelson and Ryland Durham earned silver medals.  Alan Rivera, Stephen Campbell, and Myron Jordan-Davis brought home gold for their Promotional Bulletin Board.  And finally, Mark Tudor won gold for his prepared speech. 

All the students who earned gold medals qualify to compete at the SkillsUSA National Championship that will be held this summer in Kentucky.  The judges and state level representatives were highly impressed with our students and their skills.  As advisors, Mrs. O'Donnell and Mrs. Lopez are beyond proud of their accomplishments.  

Congratulations, SkillsUSA Team!

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Posted : 4/15 | Direct Link
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