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NMJC SkillsUSA Students Win at State Competition

NMJC SkillsUSA Students Win at State Competition photo 4/25/2007 6:35:42 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. (front row l to r): Trevor Bellows, Crystal Tarango, Audrey Madrid (middle row l to r): Gloria Rangel, Samantha Flowers, Amy Ojeda (back row l to r): advisor Jarred Storms, Kenny Remple, advisor Homer Youngblood, sponsor Jill Henning, sponsor Shelby McCorvey (not pictured): Cynthia Carrizoza and sponsor Robin Porter

Several of New Mexico Junior College's SkillsUSA students were recently honored at an NMJC Board Meeting for their placement at the New Mexico SkillsUSA State Competition.

In the category of Nail Care, Amy Ojeda placed first with Gloria Rangel as her model, and Samantha Flowers placed second with Cynthia Carrazosa as her model. In the category of Job Skills Demo A, Crystal Tarango placed third with Audry Madrid as her model.

Trevor Bellows placed first in the First Aid/CPR category, receiving "unheard of" perfect scores across the board.

In the Automotive Service Technology category, Kenny Remple placed first in the post-secondary competition.

Earlier in the 2006-2007 school year, Mireya Jurado won the state SkillsUSA conference T-shirt and pin design contest. Jurado has won this pin design contest for the past three years.

Shelby McCorvey, NMJC professor of cosmetology & SkillsUSA sponsor, is the State Officer Coordinator for New Mexico SkillsUSA state officers, and she is a member of the New Mexico SkillsUSA Board of Directors and the SkillsUSA National Education Team. Robin Porter, NMJC professor of cosmetology for the ACT Academy & SkillsUSA sponsor, serves as the secretary for the New Mexico SkillsUSA Board of Directors, and is a member of the SkillsUSA National Education Team. Jill Henning, NMJC professor of Nursing for the ACT Academy, is a member of the New Mexico SkillsUSA Board of Directors, was the Health Events Chairperson for the 2007 State Competition, and is also a member of the SkillsUSA National Education Team.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

For more information on NMJC's SkillsUSA chapter, contact 575.492.2851.

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