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Hamilton students bring home medals from SkillsUSA

Four Hamilton High School students competed Dec. 12 in the SkillsUSA district-level competition hosted at West Bend High School. All four students earned medals. They are:

  • Zach Francis – Gold, Job Skill Demo
  • Gavin Samanske – Gold, Welding
  • Mason Schomann – Silver, CNC 3-axis Milling
  • Jacob Winter – Silver, Technical Drafting

“It’s great to see our program showcased through what our students are accomplishing,” shared Hamilton High School Applied Engineering and Technology Teacher and SkillsUSA Advisor Alan Mamerow. “Three out of our four competitors have either never been to a SkillsUSA competition before, or were competing in a different contest than they had in previous years. For these students to try their hand at something new and see such success is a testament to what our teachers are doing and the motivation and excitement that these students exhibit.”

Hamilton students continue to prepare for the SkillsUSA state competition which will be held in April at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Students who qualify at the state competition are rewarded with an opportunity to travel to SkillsUSA Nationals in June.

SkillsUSA is an organization for students interested in pursuing careers or expanding their knowledge of skilled trades. Over 80 different contests are available in the state of Wisconsin. In its eighth year as a chapter, Hamilton’s team is advised by Applied Engineering and Technology Teachers Alan Mamerow, Joe Premo, Tom Schlueter and Chad McLaughlin.