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Aberdeen students heading to SkillsUSA Nationals

Eight students from Aberdeen High School and Harbor High School won state championships and qualified to attend the National SkillsUSA Competition in Louisville, Ky., this summer. So far, two events are planned to help students defray costs.


Donations in support of the trip will be collected during the Snug Harbor (COPE) Spring Salad Bar, which takes place this Friday, May 10, in Room 19 at the Hopkins Building from 11 a.m. to noon. The “full meal deal” for $5 will include salad bar, rolls, fruit and cookies. All are welcome.


The 12th Annual SkillsUSA Bar-B-Que is planned for Wednesday, May 22, in the Commons at Aberdeen High School. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased from any team member or at the school.


Congratulations to the state champions:

  • AHS -- Bryson Grenier, Andrew Shumate, Michaela Leach, Daniel Hunt, Paulian Beardsley, Eric Eng, and Cahli Birchard.
  • HHS --  Perla Mata.

Their advisor, Chuck Veloni, notes that Paulian Beardsley will be unable to attend the national conference because she leaves for the Navy following graduation. 

Silver Medalists: Einar Sharpe, Alexis Novello, Alyssa Osbourne-Hansen, Paulian Beardsley and Olivia Skorzewski.


Bronze Medalists: Michael Ray and Tori Booth.


Christian Meza received a $1,000 scholarship to UTI of Arizona for his fifth place finish in Automotive Service.


If you can’t attend either event and would like to assist the students, donations can be sent to Aberdeen High School, Attn: SkillsUSA National Fund, 410 North G St., Aberdeen, WA 98520.


Questions can be directed to Chuck Veloni at AHS, (360) 538-2039.