State Skills USA


Mr. Burns

SkillsUSA members ready to compete.

Murray, Neb.- Recently Conestoga’s Skills USA team competed at state. “There were 156 different competitions for various different things, including a leadership category and a techspo category.”, explained Mr. Burns, Conestoga’s skills USA coach.

At this competition, Conestoga students earned a number of achievements including: a second place medal for cyber security, Tommy Cramer in third for automotive service, and Ayden Johnson elected as a state officer. However, when asked about what hardships he and his team had faced, Mr. Burns replied, “There were so many technical glitches, some we were able to overcome, some we were unable to overcome that we kinda just had to accept, so we just tried to handle them with professionalism.”

However, despite these challenges, our skills USA team pushed through. We are also proud of our skills USA students for their achievements and all their hard work on their individual skills. Furthermore, when asked about their future goals, Mr. Burns simply replied, “To become a model of excellence”, and they are already on the right track. We can only continue to support our skills USA team as they work toward their future goals.