WO-SHS students sweep precision machining speed skills contest; garner project blue ribbons
West Orange – Stark High School Career Center precision machining students swept the SkillsUSA District Meet and also won Best-of-Show project honors at the event held at Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont last weekend.
Blake Thibodeaux, a Bridge City High School student attending the WO-S Career Center, won first place. Fellow WO-S High School precision machining students Jared Block and James Howington placed second and third place, respectively.
Additionally, all of the WO-S High School precision machining, building trades, and auto collision students earned blue first place ribbons on their projects or job exhibits, with precision machining student Chris Woodall earning Best-of-Show on his project.
Other blue ribbon precision machining project students are Jared Block, Justin Broussard, D’Juantis Cotton, James Crabtree, Clarence Crockett, Ivan Davila, James Howington, Ronnie Newman, Joseph Thomas, Tremond Warnell, and Chris Woodall.
WO-S Career Center Blue ribbon machinists who attend Bridge City High School are Blake Thibodeaux, Blake Neeb, Tristan Beam, Andrew Rogers, James, Johnson, Brad Betar, and Gus Garza.
Earning blue ribbons on Building Trades Projects are Andrew Parmer and Matthew Westbrook.
Also earning blue ribbons on all projects are Auto Collision Repair students. They are Estefano Cardenas, Leon Mendizabal, and Chris Woodall.
Media Technology students also competed in job exhibit competition. Jared Block earneda first place ribbon. Matthew Westbrook earned a second place honor. The team of Jared Block, Steven Gomez and Leon Mendizabal earned a second place honor on their team project.
West Orange – Stark High School Career Center instructors are Carlo Paulino, precision machining; Randy Palmero, building trades; Rick Brister, auto collision repair; and Lacy Hale, media technology.
All students who earned first place distinction in any category qualify for SkillsUSA State competition to be held in Corpus Christi in April.