Dayton HS Skills USA Team excels at State contest

Thirteen Dayton High School students participated in a recent Skills USA State contest in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Dayton High School had 13 students qualify for and compete in the Skills USA State competition in Corpus Christi, Texas, in March. One student, junior Anthony Chacon, competed in Automotive and received a “State Excellent” score.

Twelve students competed in the Construction Competition. All received “State Superior,” the highest score possible.

The 12 students are:

  • Jadyn Houston, 11th grade
  • Karen Galvan, 12th grade
  • Nayeli Reyes, 11th grade
  • Layla Arce, 11th grade
  • Jaylin Garza, 12th grade
  • Corey Jones, 11th grade
  • Cade Hargrave, 11th grade
  • Thomas Jones, 12th grade
  • Mason Billings, 12th grade
  • Jerry Olivares, 11th grade
  • Jonathan Chiquito, 9th grade
  • Edgar Silva, 9th grade

These students not only built superior projects but also documented the entire process in a presentation binder that included many time-stamped photographs, a resume, tools, materials, receipts, and a bibliography done in MLA format.

“The students’ binders were a cut above the hundreds of other high schools in the competition. Documentation, proofreading, and editing made all the difference. I am so proud of their hard work and that it was recognized as such,” said Dayton High School teacher and student advisor Trey Ellison.

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