Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center precision machining students (from left) Christian Gray, Joseph Dunham, Robert Knight and Max Ackerman celebrate championship awards at the state SkillsUSA competition. (Contributed photo)

Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center precision machining students (from left) Christian Gray, Joseph Dunham, Robert Knight and Max Ackerman celebrate championship awards at the state SkillsUSA competition. (Contributed photo)

Local teens are SkillsUSA champions

And an Arlington advisor is named the state’s best.

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.

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