NHS students advance to Skills USA State Leadership & Skills Conference

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).  SkillsUSA is made up of over 13,000 school chapters with 300,000 students and instructors competing annually.

Navasota is a part of the Texas District 7 in SkillsUSA, now one of the largest Districts in Texas, with over 1600 kids competing in a variety of job skill related competitions over the 3 day event.  

Though Navasota was one of the smallest schools competing, with a large majority being 4A or 5A schools, Navasota students from every group advanced to state, with a total of 12 students going to State.

State advancers in Audio/Visual Group Project Submission were: Fernando Baeza & Salomon Corona, Marquez Byrd & Saul Coronilla, and Grace Mock & Diego Regalado, and in Audio/Visual Individual Project Submission advancers were Alec Chilton, Martin Corona, and Austin Espinoza.  In the Photography Competition Karin Padron placed 4th, in the Computer Programming Competition Joshua Seymore placed 4th, and in the Medical Math Competition Irais Castellon placed 2nd overall.

These students will compete in the Texas SkillsUSA State meet in Corpus Christi on March 27th-29th.

All Navasota SkillsUSA Students and Sponsors Picture:

1st Row: Sponsor - Erica Garcia, Lissette Palacios, Grace Mock, Irais Castellon, Karina Padron, Aurora Meza, Daniella Arredondo, Jessica Padron, Amber Alvarez, and Tyler Seale

2nd Row: Sponsor - Jake Henson, Saul Coronilla, Salomon Corona, Marquez Byrd, Jesus Vigil, Ryland Etten, Alec Chilton, David Peralta, Harry Norris, Michael Coffey, Diego Regalado, Asher Perkins, Fernando Baeza, Joshua Glaesmann, Joshua Johnson, Austin Espinoza, Omar Herrera, Joshua Seymore, Sponsor - Justin Barrett, and Martin Corona

State Advancers Picture:

1st Row:  Grace Mock, Irais Castellon, Karin Padron, and Salomon Corona

2nd Row: Marquez Byrd, Saul Coronilla, Austin Espinoza, Alec Chilton, Diego Regalado, Fernando Baeza, Martin Corona, and Joshua Seymore