Keystone Oaks School District News Article

Three KOHS students advance to state-level SkillsUSA competition 

Three Keystone Oaks High School students who also attend Parkway West Career & Technology Center are advancing to the Pennsylvania SkillsUSA Competition after earning one of the top spots in their respective categories during the recent regional competition. Additionally, a fourth KOHS student earned third place in during the regional event. 

Senior Ryan Gibson earned first place in the Culinary Arts category, where he was judged on his preparation for employment and excellence in the culinary arts field. As part of the competition, Ryan had to prepare an appetizer, salad, entree, and side dishes. 

Senior Dakota Arroyo earned first place in the First Aid/CPR category, where he was judged on his ability to perform procedures or take appropriate action based on different scenarios related to CPR and first aid medical emergencies, as well as a written exam

Sophomore Natalie Smith earned first place in the Prepared Speech category, where she was evaluated on her ability to prepare and present clearly and effectively a series of thoughts relating to a central theme. She is a student in Parkway’s Veterinary Assistant Technology program. 

Senior Shawn Reick also participated in the regional SkillsUSA competition, earning third place in the Automotive Service Technology category. Judges evaluated participants’ knowledge and their ability to successfully complete automotive service technology tasks, including using an automotive scan tool, machine rotor repair, and tire spin and balance, as well as a written exam.     

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