Fifeen La Porte High School career and technical education students will advance to the state SkillsUSA competition following outstanding performances at the district-level contest.
The state SkillsUSA contest will be held April 1 through 6 in Corpus Christi.
Mohamed Elabdallah and Clyde Mueller earned top honors in the web design competition held on Feb. 1 at DeVry University's Houston campus. Rileigh Lowrey and Dominique Beckner competed in 3D Animation, and Mason Rushing in advertising design, at San Jacinto College Central on Feb. 8. They are students of Kathleen Scharchburg.
In the auto refinishing contest, held at San Jacinto College South on Feb. 8, Devin Davis and Matthew Klink will advance to state. They are students of Valentin Trevino.
Joshua Martinez, Andrew Vasquez and Sarah Carroll, the students of Daryl Leonard, also will advance to the state competition. Joshua won awards in both Automotive Job Exhibit and Automotive Tool ID at San Jacinto College Central, with Andrew and Sarah advancing in Automotive Tool ID.
Quiz Bowl participants Graciela Salazar, Aime Orozco, Austin Thompson, Jorge Perez, Devin Davis and Autumn Holloway, students of Danny Seibert, also qualified for state. Their competition was on Feb. 9 at San Jacinto College Central.
According to Debbie Seibert, LPHS career and technical education facilitator, this was La Porte High School's first year to enter students in Quiz Bowl, Automotive Job Exhibit, Automotive Tool ID, 3D Animation, Advertising Design, and Web Design.
In addition to the students advancing to state, LPHS students also won district-level awards.