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Students Advance to SkillsUSA State Contests

Students from Fort Worth ISD’s Southwest and Trimble Tech high schools will compete at the SkillsUSA Texas State Leadership and Skills Conference April 4-7 in Corpus Christi.

Nearly 30 students from the two high schools qualified to compete in multiple state contests after taking home top prizes at District 4 Leadership and Skills Conference contests held in February. 

Twenty students from Southwest High School’s Gold Seal Program of Choice for Broadcast Journalism/Media Technology have qualified for multiple state contests including broadcast news production, T-shirt design, pin design, prepared speech, photography and the career pathway-arts, audio/visual technology and communications cluster.

The student qualifiers representing Southwest High are: Breanna Cantu, Jocelyn Corona Luis,sw Esmeralda Garcia, Jazmin Rocha, Casandra Almaguer, Elizabeth Galvan, Sandra Randjelovic, Jada Vallejo, Jessica Acevedo, Matthew Bailey, Damaris Salazar, Elizabeth Torres, Jolina Abito, Leslie Garcia, Jerlycia Gilbert, Beyonce Wilson, Yamilett Chavira, Alicia Cabrera, Gwen Bruce and Daniel De La Cruz.

Darcy McCready and Shawn Hadd, career and technical education teachers, serve as SkillsUSA advisers at Southwest High.

"I love watching these students compete and showcase their skills," Mrs. McCready said. "This group has exceptional talent, and I am so proud that the AMP students swept first through fifth places in the broadcast news production contest."


trimbletech Trimble Tech will send eight students from its Collision, Repair and Refinishing Technology program to state to compete in auto collision estimation, collision repair technology and automotive refinishing technology contests. All eight students took home first-, second- and third-place honors at district contests.

The Trimble Tech students advancing to state are:  Inocente Alvarez, Miguel Contreras, Jocelyn Gonzalez, Jose Corona, Joaquin Castaneda, Emanuel Delgado, Joseph Jones and Isaac Ramos.

CTE teacher Rogelio “Roger” Alfaro is the SkillsUSA adviser at Trimble Tech.

"[I’m] so proud of my students placing in the top three,” Mr. Alfaro said.  “Now, we are getting ready for the state competition!" 

Learn more about the SkillsUSA Texas and the upcoming state contests at



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