Five Lorain County JVS students have clinched the first position in their respective state-level competitions and are now geared up to showcase their skills on the national stage.
The students competed at the SkillsUSA and the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America state competitions and earned the opportunity to continue to the next level.
“All of the students worked hard, and showcased their skills at these Career and Technical Student Organization competitions,” shared Tina Pelto, Lorain County JVS high school principal. “We are incredibly proud of their success and wish them the best as they advance to the next level of competition.”
The students competing in the SkillsUSA National competition will head to Atlanta, Georgia in June; while the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition will take place in July in Denver, Colorado.
“I feel ecstatic that the first year we have returned to competitions post-pandemic we have come back full force,” Chef Jordan Krystowski, Lorain County JVS Culinary Arts instructor, said with a smile. “These students worked so hard and put in many hours of work to make it to this level. I look forward to watching them grow within their individual competitions and learn new skills.”
The students and the events they competed in are listed below by their associate school.
Juelz Flores, a Heating and Air Conditioning senior, competed in the Plumbing SkillsUSA event.
Lindsay Fox, an Early Childhood Education junior, competed in the Lesson Preparation FCCLA event; Owen Maiden, a Culinary Arts senior, competed in the Individual Culinary Arts SkillsUSA event.
Grace Hohman, an Early Childhood Education junior, competed in the Lesson Preparation FCCLA event.
Autumne Jones, a Culinary Arts junior, competed in the Individual Culinary Arts FCCLA event.