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SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference

Three Medford School District schools participated in the 2018 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference (SLSC) and those teams represented Southern Oregon with pride. SkillsUSA is a national membership association serving high school, college and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations, and for further education. It is SkillsUSA’s mission to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.

McLoughlin Middle School

McLoughlin Middle School didn't start their SkillsUSA Oregon chapter until the beginning of March but the students worked before and after school to diligently prepare for SLSC. Their hard work and commitment paid off with all 8 earning at least one medal! The girls vs. boys team engineering students took home gold and silver, so the girls are eligible to participate in the national competition (NLSC) in Louisville, Kentucky, June 25-29.

LeVonda Vickery, the SkillsUSA Advisor at Mac, is hoping to grow the McLoughlin chapter in order to accomplish even bigger and better things for the next school year. Way to go, Bulldogs!

1st Place Results:

Team Engineering Challenge: Rowan Lance, Kristen Delli Gatti, Marley DeAngelo
Extemporaneous Speech: Rowan Lance
Cake Decorating: Kristen Delli Gatti

2nd Place Results:

Team Engineering Challenge: Connor Bertocchi, Tanner Morrison, Dylan Barge
Cake Decorating: Marley DeAngelo and Julie Yates

3rd Place Results:

Cake Decorating: Briana Pilgram

Mac SkillsUSA team


North Medford High School and South Medford High School have successful SkillsUSA programs and we would like to thank Kirstie Christopherson (NMHS) and Wade Kadrmas (SMHS) for their work with our SkillsUSA teams. We are proud of everyone who competed this year! 

North Medford High School:

1st Place Results:

Novice CADD: Liam Gurney
Technical Drafting: Kol Stewart
Quiz Bowl: Charles Curl, Dana Jung, Tanner Stach, Malcolm Tracy

2nd Place Results:

Cabinetmaking: William Anderson
Early Childhood Education: Jazzlynn Ross
Novice CADD: Riley Woodruff
Technical Drafting: Emily Christiansen
Oxy-Acetylene Welding: Doug Rice
Job Demo A: Jazzlynn Ross

3rd Place Results:

Cabinetmaking: Gwen Mortensen
Early Childhood Education: Megan Johnson
Technical Drafting: Nate Midgley
Mobile Robotics Technology: Charles Curl and Malcolm Tracy
Job Demo A: Riley Woodruff
Job Demo Open: Piper Messer

picture of NMHS Skills Team

South Medford High School:

1st Place Results:

Engineering Tech and Design: Johan Jordaan, Cormac Webb, James Hubbert

2nd Place Results:

Engineering Tech and Design: Juan Rios, Evan Poitevint, Prashant Yadav
Restaurant Service: Alex Villa
Web Design: Juan Rios, Prashant Yadav
Cake Decorating: Ellen Delsman

3rd Place Results:

Customer Service: Jairo Becerra
Job Interview: Jairo Becerra

SMHS SkillsUSA Team