Three David Crockett High School students won top honors in the Skills USA State Competitions in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) competition held in Chattanooga last month.
Junior, Hayden Rambaud, won 1st place in Precision Machining consisting of reading a blueprint and manually cutting the various parts on a milling machine and lathe.
Senior, Zeth Flores won 1st place in CNC Milling. His competition included reading a blueprint and programming a Computer Numerically Controlled Milling Machine to cut out the parts.
Junior Christian King won 1st place in Masonry. This competition involved reading a blueprint and laying block and brick to the specific size and shape.
They competed against other students from across the state in a “hands on” timed competition. All three competitions were focused on reading a blueprint and producing an accurate part based on what they were given. Students also took a written test. These students are now eligible to continue on to the National Level of Competition, which will be held in Kansas City this June.
David Crockett High School’s CTE Department believes the future depends on a qualified workforce. The goal for these state winners is to participate in the national competition. Washington County Schools help with funding for these trips; however the cost to send these students exceeds the budget for competitions. The school is asking for donations from anyone who would like to help with such a worthy cause. Any donations can be sent to David Crockett Skills USA in care of Daniel Maupin.
The CTE programs offered are Agriculture, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science Education, Business Technology, Marketing Education, Technology Engineering Education, Electricity, Cosmetology, Graphic Design, Computer Aided Design, Automotive Technology, Welding, Collision Repair, Construction Technology, and Precision Machining.