Four Crowley ISD students earned recognition at the SkillsUSA State Competition, hosted at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, April 9-12.
Senior Chandra Jones was named state champion in individual web page design after building a web page to promote beard oil. Junior Phoebe Austin Weeks claimed state runner-up accolades in cosmetology 3D nail art, while senior Rakyra Murphy received a ribbon of excellence in cosmetology fantasy project display. Junior Marcell Snowden round out the group with third place honors in firefighting.
Jennifer Flood, a cosmetology teacher at the Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Education Center and SkillsUSA advisor for Crowley ISD, emphasized the impressive achievements for the quartet.
“It’s a challenge to get the opportunity to participate at the state competition,” Flood said. “All students from across the state compete at district level events, and in most cases only the top two advance to state. Once we advanced to Corpus Christi, our students competed against thousands of peers in their program of study. We are so proud of our students and appreciate the recognition.”
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit partnership of students, instructors and industry that works to ensure the nation has the skilled workforce it needs to stay competitive. It serves teachers as well as high school and college students preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and for further education.