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TUSD High School Students Achieve Top Awards at 2012 SkillsUSA Arizona Championships

Posted May 1, 2012

Students from TUSD's Rincon High School, Sahuaro High School, Santa Rita High School, and Tucson High Magnet School placed in the 2012 SkillsUSA Arizona Championships.

The SkillsUSA Arizona Championships is the premier showcase for Arizona's trade, technology and service high school and college students. This annual conference features 70 skill and leadership competitions. First place winners in each categorywill represent Arizona at the national SkillsUSA Championships, June 23 – 28, 2012.

Employers, experts from industry and educators work together to design, judge and recognize our members for their accomplishments in competitions that have real-world challenges. Contestants use math, science, reading and language skills in conjunction with hands-on technical skills to compete against the best in Arizona.

Congratulations to this year's winners from TUSD!

First Place Winners

The first place winners will travel with the Arizona Delegation to Kansas City Missouri to compete at the National SkillsUSA Championships, June 23 – 28, 2012.

Pin Design - Hunter Richards, Tucson High Magnet School

TV Production – Kelly Feild and Austin Carlson, Rincon High School

Second Place Winners


Career Pathways – Kelly Feild, Victoria Beckham and Haley Habeck, Rincon High School

Electrical Construction Wiring (High School) - Aaron Adkins, Santa Rita High School

Extemporaneous Speech (High School) - Marisa Halfmann, Sahuaro High School

Pin Design - Keynie Beltran, Tucson High Magnet School

Precision Machining
- Ryan Verbout, Tucson High Magnet School

Third Place Winners


Internetworking – Arminda Estrada, Rincon High School

Masonry - Anthony Lorenzini, Santa Rita High School

Photography - Adelina Mendoza, Tucson High Magnet School

Pin Design
- Priscilla Hernandez, Tucson High Magnet School

Precision Machining
- Camden Wilka, Tucson High Magnet School