SkillsUSA logoFour students from the Salina area did well at the 52nd National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA from June 22-23 in Louisville, Ky. More than 6,000 students competed in 100 occupational and leadership skills.

From Salina South High School, Trevor Hawk competed in prepared speech, placing eighth in national, and Alvaro Escobedo represented SSHS in extemporaneous speaking.

After winning first place at the Kansas SkillsUSA competition in April, Salina Area Technical College students Kananda Kindlesparger and Andrew Black competed in the national competition.

Kindlesparger took 16th out of 43 competitors in the high school level of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD), and Black placed 15th out of 21 in college level heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).