Aberdeen High School Takes 15 Medals From SkillsUSA State Conference

ABERDEEN, Wash. - The Aberdeen High School chapter of SkillsUSA competed in the state conference this past weekend (April 15th through 17th) and came home with 15 state medals including five state champions and over $12,000 in scholarships and prizes. Jacob Benner lead the way with his second state title in as many years. Aberdeen High School’s state champions have qualified to compete at the national conference to be held in Kansas City, MO this June.

Aberdeen High Sophomore Karmen Ayres was re-elected as a state SkillsUSA officer for the 2010-2011 school year. Karmen served this past year as the Olympic Region Representative and is Aberdeen High School’s chapter Vice-President.

Also, Katie Grimnes was nominated as a National Officer Candidate and will attend the National Convention in Kansas City.

One Teen Dies, Another Seriously Injured in Mason County Collision

Mason County - A one car collision in Mason County tuesday morning claimed the life of a fourteen year-old boy, while seriously injuring his sixteen year-old brother.

The collision occurred at approximately 9:25 am on State Route 3 just south of Allyn and approximately 14 miles north of Shelton. Sixteen year old Joshua McGuire of Allyn was driving a 1987 BMW northbound, when his vehicle left the roadway to the left and struck a utility pole. His brother, fourteen year-old Jordan McGuire was seated in the front passenger seat and died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Joshua McGuire was transported to Mason General with a serious head injury and broken neck, and was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center.

The Washington State Patrol does not believe drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision, and is asking anyone who witnessed the collision to call 360-405-6613.

It is believed the young men were on their way to school for late start due to the WASL.