Kennedy’s SkillsUSA chapter was recognized as a “Chapter of Distinction” for the 2018-2019 school year. As silver medalists, our chapter received a school banner, a stipend of $2,500 stipend to attend this summer’s SkillsUSA National Conference in Kentucky, and attended the Evening of Excellence dinner at the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA California State Leadership and Skill Conference in Ontario. This year’s delegation included 31 competitors, 2 observers, and 4 Courtesy Corps volunteers. These competitors were entered in 9 different events. Kennedy earned 5 gold medals including: Emily Chun, Analisa Duarte, Anthony Bautista for Outstanding Chapter; Leo Kahlenberg for Job Skill Demonstration-Open; and Celine Sanchez-Rosas for Advertising Design. Mia Medina won a silver medal for Extemporaneous Speaking. Nico Dela Fuente won the t-shirt design contest that became this year’s official SkillsUSA California shirt. Our Courtesy Corp student, Andrea Metz, was voted “Best Courtesy Corp team member”. Faculty Advisor, Aaron Kahlenberg, was named “SkillsUSA Region 3 high School Advisor of the Year”. All 5 gold medalists will compete at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 24-28.
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