SkillsUSA and HOSA members place in state leadership conferences

Students enrolled in DeKalb County School District’s various Career, Technical & Agricultural Education (CTAE) programs are making waves across Georgia and beyond.

Various DCSD students enrolled in SkillsUSA and the Health Operations Student Association (HOSA) have earned state titles for Georgia in various categories and gained entry into national competitions in Kentucky and Florida.

The annual SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference and Competition was held March 21-23 at the Georgia International Convention Center. More than 160 students from DCSD participated in the competition, which tests student knowledge in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations, including project management.

DCSD competed well in such categories as Building Maintenance, Industrial & Engineering Technology, Natural Resources, Job Skills Demonstration, Occupational Health & Safety, Outstanding Chapter, Masonry, Web Design, Communication Skills, and more.

25 students from Cross Keys High and DeKalb High School of Technology South claimed first-place finishes and qualify for the National SkillsUSA Conference, scheduled for June 24-28 in Louisville, KY.

Other participating schools with second- and third-place finishes included Miller Grove High School and Warren Technical School.

The annual HOSA State Leadership Conference and Competition was held March 14-16 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. DCSD had more than 120 participants in the competition, which tests students on health science, biomedical science, job-related training, and more.

DCSD students demonstrated exemplary knowledge knowledge in such categories as Interviewing Skills, Speaking Skills, Medical Reserve Corps Partnership, Community Awareness and Life Support Skills.

A total of 13 DCSD students from three DCSD high schools have qualified for the HOSA International Leadership Conference scheduled to take place in Orlando, Florida, on June 19-22, 2019.

National SkillsUSA Conference Qualifiers

Student School
John Warner DeKalb High School of Technology South
Thierno Barry Cross Keys High School
Oswaldo Cisneros Cross Keys High School
Evelin Contreas Cross Keys High School
Jose Cruz Cross Keys High School
Davi Diaz Cross Keys High School
Jovan Gallegos Cross Keys High School
David Hernandez Cross Keys High School
Esmeralda Manzano Cross Keys High School
Jesus Martinez Cross Keys High School
Luara Martinez Cross Keys High School
Jessica Orellano Cross Keys High School
Cindy Ramirez Cross Keys High School
Mark Ramirez Cross Keys High School
Uriel Rivera Cross Keys High School
Martin Rocha Cross Keys High School
Dawit Sala Cross Keys High School
Miguel Santiago Cross Keys High School
Haja Sillah Cross Keys High School
Gustavo Solis Cross Keys High School
Katelyn Tanner Cross Keys High School
Adriano Teadora Cross Keys High School
Marisol Villanueva Cross Keys High School
Wahib Yonis Cross Keys High School
Sabastian Zambrano Cross Keys High School

HOSA International Leadership Conference Qualifiers

Student School
Luis Blancas Arabia Mountain High
Michael Brooks Cedar Grove High
Samantha Jones Cedar Grove High
Saniya Moore Cedar Grove High
Kaleb Morris Cedar Grove High
Marlo Robinson Cedar Grove High
Raveen Smith Cedar Grove High
Nyah Washington Cedar Grove High
MiAudre Wynn Cedar Grove High
Jakara Zellner Cedar Grove High
Victoria Holloway Warren Technical School
Kanethia McDowell Warren Technical School