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Mingus students excel in Skills USA
Largest career and technology event in state

Taylor Starr and Heather Gordon won silver medals in Radio Broadcasting competition during the Arizona Skills USA State Championship for Career and Technology Education students April 12 and 13. Courtesy Photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Taylor Starr and Heather Gordon won silver medals in Radio Broadcasting competition during the Arizona Skills USA State Championship for Career and Technology Education students April 12 and 13. Courtesy Photo<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

COTTONWOOD - Brian Turner, digital media teacher at Mingus Union High School, has announced that MUHS CTE students did very well during a recent Skills USA state competition.

Turner said the competition is the biggest event in the state for Career and Technology Education students. The Arizona Skills USA State Championship was held April 12 & 13.

Thirty Mingus students competed in more than seven competition events. Fifteen of those students won medals. John Stratz, Mason Hart and Kyle Alexander won gold medals in Welding Fabrication. Taylor Starr and Heather Gordon won silver medals in Radio Broadcasting. Flor Garcia, Alexis Reed and Justin Young won silver medals in the Tech Prep Showcase: Arts and Communications competition.

Shane Kramme, Zach Marquez and Matthew Gargan took silver in the Tech Prep Showcase for Industrial Technology. Jorge Padilla won bronze in Computer Aided Drafting. Bronze medals went to Michael Krause, Paydon Jackson and Ulysses Motano for Welding Fabrication.

Mingus students typically compete in the Skills USA event in Television Production, Automotive Technology, Radio Production, Computer Aided Drafting, Welding and several other categories of competition.

-Philip Wright

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