Students earn medals in skills competition

DOWNEY - A group of Warren High School students won several medals at a competition last week designed to test America's future workforce.More than 1,300 students from throughout the state participated in the SkillsUSA competition. Robert Soukup (electrical), Andy Alvardo (masonry), and Arthur Jacob Padilla and Erik Hernandez (film) all won gold medals. Silver medals went to the teams of Alex Gonzalez and Matt Jenkins, and Zack Sullivan and Javier Vasquez in the Teamworks category. Other silver medal recipients included Gabriela Kochanowski and Kimberly Vance (animation), Thomas Long and Hillary Martinez (retail marketing customer service), and Christopher Hunter and Andrew Nipp (film). Nancy Kannampuzha and Jaime Cordova (film) earned bronze medals. Gold medalists will travel to Kansas City in June to compete in nationals.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4