ABERDEEN, Wash. - AHS graduate Karmen Ayres bid a tearful goodbye as she preformed her final duties as the National Vice President of SkillsUSA. Her many tasks involved opening and closing ceremonies, running the delegate session and meeting with major business CEO’s. Karmen’s final official duty will have her flying to Baltimore later in July, to speak with the Electrical Construct Industry to tell her story of how a female has excelled in a male dominated industry. Karmen Ayres was a two year veteran of Aberdeen High School’s Industrial Engineering program and a four year veteran of the KAHS radio station.
Students receiving outstanding recognition were Robbie Kenagy and Selena Alvarado, who placed seventh in the nation in the Audio Production Competition. Robbie and Selena also received Skill Point Certification which is an industry recognized employment standard based off of their Industry Standards Written Test.
AHS sophomore Tommy Ryan placed higher than any previous AHS student in the Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration contest, with a 14th place finish.
Other students competing/involved in the National Convention were AHS senior Mike Vanairsdale in Electrical Construction Wiring, and AHS sophomore and Washington State SkillsUSA President, Erika Nelson, who served as the lead Washington State Voting Delegate.
The Aberdeen High School Chapter of SkillsUSA would like to thank all of those who helped these students achieve their goal of demonstrating excellence at a national level.