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ATC Students Rock it at Nationals

ATC Students Rock it at Nationals

June 27, 2016
 
Harley and Christian
 

Harley McGuian, Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center Automotive student and 2016 graduate of Lubbock High School, competed in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Mobile Electronics Installation last week in Louisville, KY.  After winning the state contest two years in a row, this is Harley’s second trip in consecutive years to this national contest.  Last year, 2015, she placed 5th in the nation in the same contest.  Bound and determined to be better, she studied and practiced more to reach SkillsUSA NLSC again.  At the awards ceremony, on June 24th, in a packed arena at the Kentucky Exposition Center, she was announced as the Gold medal winner in Mobile Electronics Installation.  After getting her award, she expressed her gratitude to Lubbock ISD, the Byron Martin ATC, her mother Shaunna McGuian, and two of her advisors, James Salazar and Mike Garrett.  Harley will be attending South Plains College in the fall to work on her Automotive Associates Degree.  She will continue working as an automotive technician at Alderson Lexus through school.

 

 Harley with her medal
 

Christian Arroyo, Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center Information Technology student and 2016 graduate of Monterey High School, competed in the Information Technology Services (ITS) competition at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, KY last week.  This was Christian’s fist year to compete in SkillsUSA.  After winning the SkillsUSA Texas District 3 contest in February at South Plains College, he competed in the SkillsUSA State Contest in Corpus Christi, TX in April.  At the American Bank Center Arena, he was announced as the first ever student from the Byron Martin ATC to win the Gold in ITS.  In Louisville, his competition consisted of: CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 certification exam, customer service, corporate team work, and many other difficult IT tasks.  Christian score was high enough on both his CompTIA A+ 901 and 902 tests to become A+ Certified.  Christian finished 7th out of 35 competitors overall in ITS at the SkillsUSA NLSC.  Christian was very thankful to Lubbock ISD, the Byron Martin ATC, and his advisor Brandon Grace for giving him the opportunity to have a once in a lifetime opportunity to compete in the career he wishes to pursue.  Christian will be attending West Texas A&M in Canyon in the fall.

 
Skills Champ
 

“SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives and careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work.

SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually.

The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations.

More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.”

                                                                -  SkillsUSA.org

 

SkillsUSA Texas District 3 serves the panhandle of Texas (North of Amarillo to Haskel, TX).  If you or your company would like to contribute to the success of students competing in our area, please contact us at: district3@skillsusatx.org

www.skillsusatxdistrict3.org