Success at SkillsUSA Competition


Kyle Wright received 1st place in Automotive Refinishing Technology.


Jack Gallagher received 1st place in Computer Maintenance Technology.

Students in the SkillsUSA District 5 Chantilly Academy, A Governor’s STEM Academy, were honored at the 49th Annual SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skill Conference held in Roanoke on April 20 and 21.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to train high school students in career and technical education skills.

Chantilly Academy had 29 top five finishers, and qualified 9 first place finishers to advance to the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, at the end of June. They include:

  • Automotive Refinishing Technology: Kyle Wright, 1st place

  • Computer Maintenance Technology: Jack Gallagher, 1st place

  • Community Service: Melissa Howell, Ashlee Olsen & Andrea Quiroa, 1st place

  • Entrepreneurship: Victoria Gorospe, Somya Leskanich, Amber Patterson & Monica Scholberg, 1st place

  • Entrepreneurship: Edward Jensen, Yusuf Masumi, Sanjar Omuraliev & Javier Velasquez, 2nd place

  • Prepared Speech: Juliana Rosa, 2nd place

  • Related Technical Math: Tyler Gregory, 2nd place

  • Club Scrapbook: Rania Beshara & Alyssa Milan Unson, 2nd place; Kylie Makris & Alice sanchez, 4th place

  • Cosmetology: Cindy Amaya, 2nd place & Desiree dePondicchello, 5th place

  • Job Skill Demonstration: Michelle Fitzsimmons, 3rd place

  • Veterinary Assisting: Rebecca Shapiro, 3rd place & Mihika Dhyani, 4th place

  • Essay: Victoria Zimmerman, 4th place

  • Poster: Yinh-Jou chu, 4th place

  • Food Preparation Assistant: McClaren Rhodes, 4th place

  • Extemporaneous Speaking: Kimana Bowen, 4th place & Victoria Zimmerman, 5th place

  • Occupational Scrapbook: Brooke Snyder, 5th place

  • Action Skills: Lizzie Speidel, 5th place.