Redmond High School SkillsUSA CTE team takes home state wins

Redmond High School’s SkillsUSA team recently returned from a state conference in Portland, Ore. with a number of wins, including first and second place honors in different categories.  

SkillsUSA is a career and technical education (CTE) student organization serving more than 360,000 high school and college students and professional members enrolled in training programs in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations.

“Our team performed remarkably well at the state conference and we’re proud of their hard work and proficiency in a number of categories,” CTE Program Coordinator Ryan Beard said. “Their success and motivation is a perfect example of why of CTE is so important in our schools.”  

First place finishes for Kaleb Fenner in extemporaneous speech and Conner Lennie, Nick Willis and Travis Jalbert in automated manufacturing, qualified them to compete in nationals held in Louisville, Ky.

A second place finish in power equipment technology earned Jacob Molen a $4,000 scholarship to Universal Technical Institute in Avondale, Ariz.  

Redmond High’s SkillsUSA state competitors:

1st Place:

Kaleb Fenner (Extemporaneous Speech)

Conner Lennie, Nick Willis, Travis Jalbert (Automated Manufacturing)

2nd Place:

Jacob Smolen (Power Equipment Technology)

3rd Place:

Lukas Meulink (Architectural Drafting)

4th Place:

Michael Ent (Extemporaneous Speech)

Kaleb Fenner (Architectural Drafting)

5th Place:

Michael Ent, Jacob Smolen, Kaila Fierstos, Tyler Allen, Phoenix Thurston (Quiz Bowl)

Kyler Outman (Power Equipment Technology)