GISH Students Receive Awards at SkillsUSA Conference


Grand Island Senior High School recently had 12 of its students honored at the Mid-America Conference in Columbus.

AllGISH students and advisor Brett Forsman received the Statesman Award, an award that recognizes the value of soft skills, employability skills and professional development, at the conference.Seven of the twelve GISH students also received awards in the various conteststhey competed in while at the conference.

The Mid-America Conference is a leadership and development training for SkillsUSA chapters. The students have to accomplish during the 31/2 day conference what would normally take a SkillsUSA chapter a whole year.

The tasks include community service, fundraising, socials, officerelections, industry tours, form committees, compete in a leadership competitionand various leadership tasks.

Studentswho attended the conference and their honors:

  • Bryce Shimdt: 3rd- Job Interview,Statesmen Award;
  • Madison Canfield: 3rd- Fundraising, Statesmen Award;
  • MaxGeiger: 3rd- Chapter Business Procedures and 3rd- News Article, Statesmen Award;
  • Cesar Aguilar: 1st- Chapter Business Procedures, Statesmen Award;
  • RicardoGutierrez: 2nd- Chapter Business Procedures, Statesmen Award;
  • David Garcia: 1st-Fundraising, Statesmen Award;
  • Addison Castro: 2nd- Chapter Business Procedures,Statesmen Award;
  • Colton Durham: Statesmen Award;
  • Raime Spencer: StatesmenAward;
  • Brady Wilson: Statesmen Award;
  • Emily Colby: Statesmen Award;
  • EfrainGarcia: Statesmen Award.

Formore information, contact Brett Forsman, Senior High Industrial Technologyinstructor, SkillsUSA advisor, 385-5950.