Skills USA members to represent state in national competition
Twenty-three CNM students will be representing the state of New Mexico in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference this summer, said SkillsUSA Director Sharon Gordon-Moffett.
The 23 students brought home a total of 24 gold medals in various trades and leadership competitions.
“I’m so happy that so many of our students stepped up. They did great,” said Gordon-Moffett.
A total of 67 CNM students competed in the three-day event, and 52 of those students brought home a total of 56 gold, silver and bronze medals, said Gordon-Moffett. A total of 640 secondary and post-secondary students from throughout the state competed for the right to go to the national event, said Gordon-Moffett.
The 23 gold-medalists and an additional four student delegates will attend the 2012 national competition on June 23-27 in Kansas City, Mo., said Gordon-Moffett.