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PLHS and PLSHS Students Compete at the Nebraska SkillsUSA State Championships


             Students of Papillion-La Vista High School and Papillion-La Vista South High School recently competed at the Nebraska SkillsUSA State Championships in Omaha, Nebraska at the CenturyLink Center.  SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.  This national nonprofit organization serves teachers, high schools and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.  Students competed in over 90 different categories and areas. Students were recognized for placing in the top 3 for each category.  Students that received a gold medal will represent Nebraska at the National Skills USA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 22-26.


Gold Medal

·        Dylan Clarke (PLSHS) in Photography

·        Evan Horak (PLSHS) in Masonry 

·        Joe Kurtz (PLSHS) in Job Skill Demonstration

·        Evan Wiebe, Evan Horak & Nick Tevebaugh (PLSHS) in Chapter Display Team

·        Andrew Peterson (PLSHS) in Internetworking

·        Anthony Connot & Reagan Weeks (PLSHS) in Promotional Bulletin Board Team

·        Morgan Davis (PLSHS) in National T-Shirt Design

·        Christian Weeks (PLSHS) in Plumbing

·        Ashton Arkfeld (PLHS) in Early Childhood Education

·        Maddy Fitzgibbons (PLHS) in State only T-shirt design

·        Jackie Sweet (PLHS) in Job Interview 

·        Jordan Murphy, Joey Hunter, Jake Zink, Travis Schwartz and Mike Swanger (PLHS) in Quiz Bowl Team


Silver Medal

·        Peter Nguyen (PLSHS) in Technical Computer Applications

·        Connor Pudenz (PLSHS) in Cabinetmaking

·        Max Boslaugh, Isaac St. Pierre & Justin Raper (PLSHS) in Engineering & Design Team

·        Jackie Sweet (PLHS) in Early Childhood Education

·        Gabby Roberts (PLHS) in Criminal Justice 

·        Travis Schwartz and Jake Zink (PLHS) in TV Production


Bronze Medal

·        Dylan Clarke (PLSHS) in Extemporaneous Speaking

·        Austin Ruff (PLSHS) in Job Skill Demonstration

·        Peter Nguyen & Alex Smith (PLSHS) in Research & Development

·        Josh Weinand (PLSHS) in Architectural Drafting

·        Vincent Hunter (PLHS) in State T-shirt design

·        Jake Sikorsky, Kaden Hill and Tom Loske (PLHS) in Promotional Bulletin Board 



Other Awards

·        Roger Campbell, PLSHS SkillsUSA Advisor, was elected onto the Skills USA Nebraska Board of Directors



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