Carson students show off skills at competition |

Carson students show off skills at competition

Merrill Asp, sophomore from Carson High School, concentrates while competing in the Technical Drawing category during the SkillsUSA State Conference at the Downtown Reno Ballroom on Wednesday.

Last week in Reno, a statewide SkillsUSA competition featured students from Carson High School and Western Nevada College involved in vocational training. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit partnership of students, teachers and industry professionals working together to reward students for academic and technical skills, as well as offer leadership and training opportunities.

Here’s a list of local winners at state. Some will go on to compete in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 23 to 27 in Kansas City, Mo.:

• Alejandro Andraca – 1st place, Job Interview; 3rd place Web Design

• Matt Barnes – 2nd place, Web Design

• Dan Childs – 2nd place, Web Design

• Michelle DeLarge – 1st place, Web Design

• Devin Earl – 2nd place, Job Skill Demo

• Steven Gall – 3rd place, Extemporaneous Speaking; 3rd place, Web Design

• Ethan Graber – 2nd place, Welding

• Dwight Hicks – 1st place, Job Skill Demo

• Elizabeth Lewis – 1st place, Culinary Arts

• Amanda Norman – 1st place, Web Design; 2nd place, Job Interview

• Jamie Showalter – 3rd place, Job Skill Demo

• Penny Reynolds – Advisor of the Year

• John Hurzel – Business and Industry Service Award