PSJA ISD middle school students named SkillsUSA State Champions, advance to Nationals

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PHARR – Five students at Kennedy Middle School in Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD (PSJA ISD) were recently named State Champions and two advanced to the 2019 National SkillsUSA Skills & Leadership Conference to be held June 24-28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky.  

The Kennedy Middle School Technology Club Chapter 4439 advanced after competing at the State SkillsUSA Conference held April 4-7, 2019 in Corpus Christi. The students competed in seven events and earned a total of five State Gold Medals! 

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  • Gold Medal – David Hinojosa, 1st place in Job Demonstration A 
  • Gold Medal – Ricardo Torres, 1st place in Job Demonstration Open 
  • Gold Medal – Daniel Zacariaz, 1st place in Action Skills 
  • Gold Medal – Noe Mireles, 1st place in Prepare Speech 
  • Gold Medal – Emblem Ceremony Team comprised of David Hinojosa, Catalina Galvan, and Noe Mireles 
  • Bronze Medal – Catalina Galvan, Extemporaneous Speaking 

In addition to the five State Champions, David Hinojosa and Ricardo Torres will be competing at the National SkillsUSA competition later this summer.  

SkillsUSA Texas is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. The Kennedy Middle School team is under the direction of PSJA Mathematics teacher Maximo Salinas. 

Congratulations to the students and their sponsor! 

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