Also, Aberdeen High Freshman Erika Nelson was re-elected as a state SkillsUSA officer for the 2011-2012 school year. Erika served this past year as the Olympic Region Representative. Also being elected as a SkillsUSA State Officer was Aberdeen Sophomore Jenna Prater. Jenna has served this past year as Aberdeen High School’s chapter Secretary.


Aberdeen Junior and current SkillsUSA State President, Karmen Ayres announced that she will be running as a National Officer Candidate this June in Kansas City. Karmen is hoping to follow fellow classmate Katie Grimnes (2010-2011 SkillsUSA National President) as the second Bobcat in as many years to serve the SkillsUSA National Team.



State Champions are;


Karmen Ayres – Prepared Speech

Michael Vanairsdale – Residential Wiring

Tommy Ryan – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Silver Medalists;


Michael Vanairsdale – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration


Bronze Medalists;


Tim Hackney – Residential Wiring

Dakota Madtson – Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

Jenna Prater – Radio Broadcasting

Sierra Fenn – Radio Broadcasting



Aberdeen’s Quiz Bowl Team placed fourth and was made up of the following students;

Selena Alvarado

Nicole Tanselli

Alisha McCue

Sydney Henderson

Robbie Kenagy


Other students who attended and competed at the state conference are;


Cory Jensen – Residential Wiring

Mick Butcher – Residential Wiring

Erika Nelson – Residential Wiring

Robbie Kenagy – Job Demo

Kayla Shelton – Job Demo

Sydney Henderson – Job Interview



The Aberdeen High School Chapter of SkillsUSA will be hosting a Cowboy Bar-B-Que Wednesday May 18th in the commons at Aberdeen High School from 6PM to 8PM. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased from any SkillsUSA member. The Aberdeen Chapter of SkillsUSA will be trying to raise $10,000 to send six students and two advisors to the national conference in Kansas City MO. If you are interested in helping to make this goal a reality, please send any donations to; Aberdeen High School attn: SkillsUSA National Fund, 410 North “G” Street Aberdeen WA 98520.


The Aberdeen High School chapter of SkillsUSA would also like to congratulate Hoquiam Senior Bianca Marie for placing second at state in the Job Interview competition.