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
|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
|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|