Students from Irving ISD’s Singley Academy, MacArthur High School, Irving High School and Ratteree Career Development Center showcased their skills at the SkillsUSA district competition held in Waco earlier this month.

SkillsUSA is a career and technical education student organization (CTSO) that focuses on preparing students for careers in arts/video, graphic design, computers, culinary arts, law, STEM, health science and more. Students who entered the district competition exhibited their knowledge and skills through presentations, testing and project creation. 

The following 55 students qualified to compete at the SkillsUSA state competition in Corpus Christi in April.

Irving High School

Ashmaan Dharani, Esports – Gold
Aayan Dharani, Esports – Gold
Josue Isaias Guzman, Esports – Gold
Ashlee Henderson, Digital Cinema Production – Silver
Ashley Duarte, Digital Cinema Production – Silver
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Extemporaneous Speaking – Bronze
Samuel Antonio Melendez, Graphic Communication – Bronze
Adria Marie Vian Villanueva, Graphic Communication – 4th
Brandon Rashad Weaver, Arts/AV-Career Pathway Show – Gold
Fernanda Gamez-Morales, Arts/AV-Career Pathway Show – Gold
Juan Carlos Rodriguez, Arts/AV-Career Pathway Show – Gold 

MacArthur High School

Zainab Alsalami, Principles of Engineering – Gold
Johann Martinez, Applied Engineering – Gold
Isaiah Webster, Applied Engineering – Gold
Ana Santa Cruz, Applied Engineering – Gold
Andres Zelaya, Applied Engineering – Gold
Grace Marquez, Engineering Design & Technology – Bronze
Mary Marquez, Engineering Design & Technology – Bronze
Chandani Reitmeyer, Engineering Design & Technology – Bronze
Miguel Angel Aguilar, Cabinetry – Gold
Jude Byerly, National Electric Code – Silver
Gerson Ramirez, National Electric Code – Gold
Ignacio Almanza, Air Conditioning – Gold
Elijah Narbaez, Air Conditioning – Silver
Afaf Maliha, Interactive Application & Game – Gold
Saurav Kandel, Interactive Application & Game – Gold 

Ratteree Career Development Center

Justin Robert McLean, Collision Repair Technology – Gold
Izak Leo Perez, Collision Repair Technology – Silver
Arthur Camarillo, Collision Repair Technology – Bronze
Jorge Pallares Garcia, Paint Refinishing Technology – Bronze
Lizeth Chavez, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Kytalin Banda, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Annelisse Burgess, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Wendy Reyes, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Victoria Pena, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Valeria Garcia, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Teresa Paredes, Quiz Bowl – Silver
Carmen Cabrera, Salon – Blue
Vanessa Fuentez, Salon  – Blue
Carmen Cabrera, Nail Art – Blue
Nathalie Villatoro, Nail Art – Blue
Lizeth Chavez, 3D Nail Art – Blue 

Singley Academy

Adan Cruz, Technical Drafting – Silver
Gabriel Esqueda, Additive Manufacturing – Silver
Reily Lobb-Bridges, Additive Manufacturing – Silver
Matthew Fernandez Bertoldo, Mobile Robotics – Gold
Brad Rodriguez, Mobile Robotics – Gold
Adrianna Moore, Electronic Technology – Silver
Marcelo Segovia, Electronic Technology – Gold
Lane Black, Felony Traffic Stop – Gold
LaQuintance King, Felony Traffic Stop – Gold
Alayna Sittig, Building Search – Gold
Evelyn Ramos, Building Search – Gold
Jaxiel Colon Pellot, Building Search – Gold
Finley Pritchett, Building Search – Gold

Congratulations, and best of luck to all our students at State!