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GISH Students Receive Awards at SkillsUSA Conference

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Grand Island Senior High School recently had 12 of its students honored at the Mid-America Conference in Columbus.

All GISH students and advisor Brett Forsman received the Statesman Award, an award that recognizes the value of soft skills, employability skills and professional development, at the conference. Seven of the twelve GISH students also received awards in the various contests they competed in while at the conference.

The Mid-America Conference is a leadership and development training for SkillsUSA chapters. The students have to accomplish during the 31/2 day conference what would normally take a SkillsUSA chapter a whole year.

The tasks include community service, fundraising, socials, officer elections, industry tours, form committees, compete in a leadership competition and various leadership tasks.

Students who attended the conference and their honors:

  • Bryce Shimdt: 3rd- Job Interview, Statesmen Award;
  • Madison Canfield: 3rd- Fundraising, Statesmen Award;
  • Max Geiger: 3rd- Chapter Business Procedures and 3rd- News Article, Statesmen Award;
  • Cesar Aguilar: 1st- Chapter Business Procedures, Statesmen Award;
  • Ricardo Gutierrez: 2nd- Chapter Business Procedures, Statesmen Award;
  • David Garcia: 1st- Fundraising, Statesmen Award;
  • Addison Castro: 2nd- Chapter Business Procedures, Statesmen Award;
  • Colton Durham: Statesmen Award;
  • Raime Spencer: Statesmen Award;
  • Brady Wilson: Statesmen Award;
  • Emily Colby: Statesmen Award;
  • Efrain Garcia: Statesmen Award.

For more information, contact Brett Forsman, Senior High Industrial Technology instructor, SkillsUSA advisor, 385-5950.

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