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PHS Brings Home 31 Medals at SkillsUSA Competition

Posted Date: 02/12/2018

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The PHS SkillsUSA students attended the SkillsUSA District 5 competition in Waco February 8th – 10th. 24 competitors brought home a combined total of 31 medals – 14 Gold, 4 Silver, and 13 Bronze. This contest was the largest District 5 competition in history with over 845 competitors in 146 unique competitions. Gabriel Gutierrez was also elected District 5 Officer. Pittsburg High School will take 17 students to Corpus Christi in April for the SkillsUSA State competition.


Gold Medalists (also advancing to State)

Priyesh Patel & Cameron Wildey– 3D Animation

Kate DeLaRosa, Kaleb Fitch, & Daniel Nguyen - Community Service Project

Gabriel Gutierrez – Medical Math

Trenecia Allen, Anita Chan, & Ashly Fraga – Promotional Bulletin Board

Seth Contreras & Antonio Torres – Urban Search & Rescue

Blake Kirkpatrick – Welding 1

Dai’Sha Curlin & Ulysses Guerrero – Web Design


Silver Medalists (also advancing to State)

Tu Dang – Medical Math

Lily Kim – Nurse Assistant

Kaleb Fitch & Jacobi Fletcher – Web Design


Bronze Medalists

Lena Chandakham, Tu Dang, Lily Kim, & Grant McGee – Health Knowledge Quiz Bowl

Kate DeLaRosa – Photography

LaKendra Black, Dai’Sha Curlin, Jacobi Fletcher, Gabriel Gutierrez, Grant McGee, Brooke Ramsey, Karmin Villeda – Quiz Bowl

Johnathan Pearson – Welding


District 5 Officer Elect 2018-2019

Gabriel Gutierrez



Beth Biggerstaff (3D Animation, Web Design, & Promotional Bulletin Board)

Jennifer Danielson (Photography & Community Service Project)

April Guzman (Robotics – Urban Search and Rescue)

Nina Johnson (Quiz Bowl)

Tina Morgan (Commercial Baking)

Willie Morgan (Welding)

Amber Ramsey (Health Science – First Aid CPR, Medical Math, Medical Terminology, & Health Quiz Bowl)


What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a national partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.  SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.  SkillsUSA emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, high standards in trade ethics, superior workmanship, quality and safety.  For more information, please visit