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SkillsUSA produces state champions

Career Pathways Institute SkillsUSA had another successful State Skills and Leadership Conference this past week. 64 students competed in various competitions including: Commercial Baking, Architectural Drafting, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Teamworks (Construction), Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical Wiring, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, CNC Technician, Precision Machining and Welding.

In addition, Brett Forsman was named SkillsUSA Nebraska Advisor of the Year.

Below are the student competition results:


1st Place and National Qualifier (back to back state champs)

  • Angel Velasco (electrician)
  • Manuel Mercado (mason)
  • Jason Arana (carpenter)
  • Cesar Aguilar (plumber)


1st Place and National Qualifier: Ricardo Gutierrez
2nd Place: Bryce Smidt


3rd Place: Luis Sanchez

CNC Turning

2nd Place: Ty Dimmitt
3rd Place: Alex Wagner

CNC Technician

2nd Place: David Bober

CNC Milling

2nd Place: Andy Garcia
3rd Place: Sadeth Zepeda

Commercial Baking

3rd Place: Gabby Plummer


3rd Place: Selvin Caseres

Precision Machining

2nd Place: Miguel Hernandez

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