The 2018 Ashdown High School Skills USA competition team recently traveled to Hot Springs, AR to compete against other high school students in the state in competitions to prepare them to be job and career ready.
This year’s theme for Skills USA is Champions at Work: Job Ready Day One. These Ashdown High School students competed in the following categories: Jon Michael Molock and Jade Kendrick-First Aid/CPR, Alex Simmons and Connor Imler-Medical Math, Kaylee Silva, Bralee Lansdell and Bradee McKean-Promotional Bulletin board, Rylee Burden and Bandera Sansom-Medical Terminology and Isaac Cross-Job Interview. Isaac Cross placed first in the State for Job Interview and received a gold medal to honor his achievement. He has been invited to Louisville, Kentucky in June to represent Arkansas at the Skills USA National Competition.
The following students received the Statesman Award this year: Bandera Sansom, Isaac Cross, Rylee Burden, Jade Kendrick, Connor Imler, Kaylee Silva, Alex Simmons and Bradee McKean. The Statesman Award is given to students that pass the Statesman Test with a 90% or better. This is a written exam regarding job place etiquette and skills to prepare them for a successful career.