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Students Excel at State SkillsUSA Conference

News Release                                                  

For Immediate Release                                                               

April 29, 2021

Students Excel at State SkillsUSA Conference

GRAND FORKS, N.D. – Grand Forks Central and Red River High School students recently competed at the North Dakota SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Bismarck.

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations students in public high schools, career and technical centers and schools, and two-year colleges.

The following students placed in the SkillsUSA competitive event programs and each received a medal:

  • Mark Anthony Cabunsura, Grand Forks Central, 3rd place in computer programming
  • Manan Chaturvedi and Anakin Gregory, Red River, 3rd place in mobile robotics
  • Broden Diederich and Nabeel Hossain, Red River, 1st place in mobile robotics
  • Matthew Evans, Red River, 1st place in computer programming
  • Angelica Knudsen and Selena Wu, Red River, 2nd place in mobile robotics
  • Reyna Lindquist, Grand Forks Central, 2nd place in technical drafting
  • Carson Mathre, Red River, 1st place in information technology services
  • Jakob Stevenson, Grand Forks Central, 3rd place in technical drafting
  • Jonathon Parrish, Red River, 1st place in internetworking
  • Ryan Polasky, Red River, 3rd place in information technology services
  • Sophia Pringle, Grand Forks Central, 1st place in technical drafting
  • Owen Reilly, Red River, 2nd place in computer programming

First place winners are eligible to compete at the National Leadership and Skills Conference, which will be held virtually from June 21-24.

Program advisors include Nate Carlson (Grand Forks Central, engineering and drafting), Ryan Moldenhauer (Red River, technical drafting), Kevin Nelson (Red River, automotive services), Joseph Ostgarden (Red River, mobile robotics), Aaron Schauer (Red River, team works/building trades), and Paul Zettler (Red River, information technology).

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