By Alexa Toscano Posted May 11, 2023
Nineteen of Lowry’s finest CTE students had the opportunity to compete in this year’s Nevada SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference representing Lowry. They competed in categories such as carpentry, additive manufacturing, diesel equipment technology, electrical construction wiring, welding fabrication, welding sculpture, and mobile robotics.
They had the opportunity to show off their skills and the opportunity to learn new skills. The team was led by Mr. Scott Santos, Mr. Luca Bernardi, and Mr. Andrew Meyer. Nineteen individuals proved themselves worthy with their creativity, diversity, ambition, and work ethic throughout the school year. As a result of their hard work and dedication as well as perseverance, they stood out and were each taken to compete at state in Reno for their specific category.
Bernardo Estrada competed in the electrical construction wiring division.
“The most fun part was getting to learn new skills and getting introduced to new people,“ said Estrada.
Caleb Hales and Tanner Hatch got third place in the robotics category as a team as well as a $2,000 tuition grant to Universal Technology Institute (UTI).
“It was a lot of fun, we learned a lot and now we know what to know for next year to hopefully improve and place higher,” said Hales and Hatch.
Being given the opportunity to compete gave all nineteen of them the chance to meet new people as well as techniques. They got the opportunity to explore and be a part of a new competition.