The 2018 SkillsUSA Washington State Conference was held April 19-21 in Yakima and featured several contests. Several students from Snohomish County programs earned medals.
Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center: Maxwell Ackerman (Kamiak), Gold Medal in Precision Machining Technology; Caithlyn Irish Angel (Mariner), Gold Medial in Aviation Maintenance Technology; Logan Beck (Kamiak), Gold Medal in Aerospace; McKenzie Budrow (Sequoia), Gold Medal in Diesel Equipment Technology; Joseph Dunham (Insight), Gold Medal in CNC Milling; Christian Gray (home school), Gold Medal in CNC Turning; Robert Knight (home school), Gold Medal in CNC Technician; Joshua Thompson (Mariner), Gold Medal in Cosmetology; Diaa Calleros (Glacier Peak), Silver Medal in Aviation Maintenance Technology; Tai Chase (Lake Stevens), Bronze Medal in Aviation Maintenance Technology; Megan Reinbold (Cascade), Bronze Medal in Commercial Baking
Snohomish High School: Preston Smith, Silver Medal in Aerospace
Meanwhile, Arlington High School culinary arts teacher Teri Bravomejia was named the SkillsUSA Washington Advisor of the Year. Her son, Henry, who is a SkillsUSA state officer, was able to present her with the award. She was nominated by a colleague from Oak Harbor, Mary Arthur, with whom she organized a regional culinary competition.