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Bringing Home the Gold: Metro Tech Students Shine at Oklahoma SkillsUSA Competitions

Bringing Home the Gold: Metro Tech Students Shine at Oklahoma SkillsUSA Competitions

Over 40 Metro Tech students placed top 3 in competitions at the Oklahoma SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference in Tulsa last week. With several programs bringing home gold medals, sights are set on the Atlanta national competition this June.

High School and Adult students compete in categories separated by secondary and post-secondary. Competitions allow students to show off their talents and test their skills and are created, overseen, and judged by industry professionals.

High School secondary competition 1st place winners:

  • Caroline Aguilar, Deonna McIntosh, and Laila Rashad, Entrepreneurship – Community Service Team
  • Rashad Gordon, Entrepreneurship – Job Readiness, Speech
  • Mia Patton, Aviation – Aviation Maintenance Technology, General
  • Chris Garcia, Firefighter Services – Firefighting
  • Daniela Flores, Culinary Arts – Commercial Baking

Adult post-secondary competition 1st place winners:

  • Daniel Jones, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Interview
  • Allan Aguilar, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Table Setting
  • Tyra Nolan, Cosmetology – Prepared Speech
  • Yulisa Guevara, Cosmetology – Esthetics
  • Casandra Perez, Cosmetology – Customer Service
  • Matthew Hoisington, Aviation – Aviation Maintenance Technology, A&P
  • Ignacio Cortez, Construction – Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Jayden Phillips, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Laundry Sorting & Folding
  • Bailey Brown, Graphic Design – Job Exhibit, Graphic Design Branding
  • Justin Stellmack, Aviation – Aviation Maintenance Technology, General
  • Tyra Nolan, Cosmetology - Prepared Speech

High School secondary competition 2nd place winners:

  • Oliver Bieder-Silver, Cherry Metcalf, Karen Hernandez, Cora Kennedy, Caden Alexander, and Valeria Gonzalez Flores, Entrepreneurship – Chapter Business Team
  • Aaron Pintor Gomez, Efren Lopez Redriguez, and Angel Hernandez, Entrepreneurship – Entrepreneurship Team
  • Evelin Ramirez Lopez, Ashley Estupinan, and Evelyn Banuelos, Law Enforcement Services – Career Pathways, Human Services Team
  • Hathaiymah Jabbar, Firefighter Services – Firefighting
  • Jasmin Rodriguez, Law Enforcement Services - Criminal Justice
  • Kyle Paramo, Electrical Technology - Electrical Construction Wiring
  • Russell Gover, Stephanie Espinoza, and Itzel Orozco Espinoza, Graphic Design – Promotional Bulletin Board Team

Adult post-secondary competition 2nd place winners:

  • Keysha Nowlan, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Interview
  • Alejandra Segura, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Cake Decorating
  • Teresa Lyon, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Sandwich Making
  • Bryan Tisdale, Barbering – Barbering
  • David Salomon, Culinary Arts – Culinary Arts

High School secondary competition 3rd place winners:

  • Hannah Boykins and Rhianna Hill, Entrepreneurship – American Spirit Team
  • Landyn Allen, Firefighter Services – Firefighting
  • Danna Valenzuela, Graphic Design – Job Exhibit, Graphic Design Branding

Adult post-secondary competition 3rd place winners:

  • William Winston, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Table Setting
  • Daniel Jones, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Laundry Sorting & Folding
  • Keysha Nowlan, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Cake Decorating
  • David Rico, Project SEARCH – Job Readiness, Sandwich Making
  • Victoria Condulle, Aviation – Aviation Maintenance Technology, General
  • Magaly Rodriguez, Firefighter Services – First Aid
  • Fernando Fraire, Electrical Technology – Electrical Construction Wiring

“We couldn’t be prouder of our students’ exceptional performance in SkillsUSA,” Metro Tech Superintendent Aaron Collins said. “Their success is a testament to their hard work and reflects our teachers and instructors' outstanding education and mentorship. As they prepare to showcase their talents at the national level, we stand behind them with unwavering support.”

One of the largest and most diverse technology centers in Oklahoma, Metro Tech has four campuses offering short-term, career and customized business training options. Campuses are located in South Oklahoma. City, Northeast Oklahoma City, Downtown Oklahoma.City and the Will Rogers Airport.