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Students from the WHS SkillsUSA Chapter recently competed in the April 14-16 State Leadership and Skills Competition in Hastings. Pictured from left: SkillsUSA Adviser Jon Herrera, Michael Jonas, Kali Hauschild, Kory Divis, Cortney Lewandowski, Dylan Kellner, Cheyenne June, Cameron Walling, Katie Sloup, and Schyler Shanahan (Not pictured: Aunbrea Zeleny).

Warrior SkillsUSA Chapter Brings Home 7 Medals from State Competition

Wahoo Beats Out 27 Other Teams to Take Technical Team Problem Solving Championship

The Wahoo High School SkillsUSA chapter competed at the State Leadership and Skills Competition in Hastings April 14-16.  

Wahoo took ten students and brought home a total of seven medals!

The Technical Team Problem Solving team competed against 27 other teams in all classes, and brought home the championship trophy! From left: Michael Jonas, Kory Divis, Cameron Walling, and Cheyenne June (Not pictured: Aunbrea Zeleny).
The Technical Team Problem Solving competition involves a team of five students given a set of materials and a problem to solve. This year, they were given a spoon, a fork, some straws, a clothes pin, some wire, two ice cream sticks and a dixie cup.  

Using hot glue, tape and a stapler, the task was to create a catapult that could be measured for accuracy, distance, and overall efficiency. The team also must create drawings of their machine and explain how they came up with the design. Wahoo came home with a State Championship, beating out 27 teams from all classes!

Other medalists were:

Michael Jonas: He got a perfect score and won the Jr. Division of the Metric 500 CO2 car race.

Aunbrea Zeleny: She got a 3rd place medal in Cosmetology.

Here are other competitors and their contests.

Kory Divis: Welding, Technical Team Problem Solving (1st)
Aunbrea Zeleny: Cosmetology (3rd), Technical Team Problem Solving (1st)
Michael Jonas: Power equipment technology, Metric 500 (1st), Technical Team Problem Solving (1st)
Cheyenne June: Preschool Teaching Assistant, Technical Team Problem Solving (1st)
Cameron Walling: Welding Fabrication, Technical Team Problem Solving (1st)
Schyler Shanahan: Welding Fabrication
Dylan Kellner: Welding Fabrication
Kali Hauschild: Preschool Teaching Assistant
Katie Sloup: Preschool Teaching Assistant
Cortney Lewandowski: Preschool Teaching Assistant

Congratulations to all the competitors, Wahoo was represented very well!

Warrior SkillsUSA Chapter Brings Home 7 Medals from State Competition

S Heinesheine@esu2.org

Jul 25, 2011

Way to go. Love the acknowledgment of the talent of our Career and Technical students. Keep up the good work.