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SkillsUSA Leadership Conference February 15-16, 2019

Kennedy Middle School Media Technology Club Chapter 4439 has recently competed in the SkillsUSA District Leadership Conference in Harlingen at Texas State Technical College.
The club competed in several events. David Hinojosa got 1st place for Job Demonstration “A.” Competitors in Job Skill A must demonstrate a career objective in an occupational area that is included in one of the contest areas of the SkillsUSA Championships. Ricardo Torres got 1st place for Job Demonstration “Open.” Contestants demonstrate and explain an entry-level skill used in the occupational area for which they are training or outside of their training program. Any technical skill may be demonstrated. Daniel Zacariaz got 1st place for Action Skills. This contest requires a five- to seven-minute demonstration of an occupational skill in an area in which a student is training. Contestants use examples, experiments, displays or practical operations to clearly explain their skills using contestant-prepared visual aids, Catalina Galvan got 1st place for Extemporaneous Speaking. The contest requires contestants to give a three- to five-minute speech on an assigned topic with five minutes of advance preparation. Contestants enter the preparation area one at a time, where they are given a speech topic. They are judged on voice, mechanics, platform deportment, organization and effectiveness. Noe Mireles got 1st place for Prepare Speech. This contest requires students to deliver a five- to seven-minute speech on a common theme established by SkillsUSA for the current school year. Contestants are evaluated on their ability to present thoughts relating to the central theme clearly and effectively, and are rated on voice, mechanics, and platform deportment.
Team events David Hinojosa, Noe Mireles, and Catalina Galvan got 1st place for Emblem Ceremony. A teamwork and oral presentation contest that evaluates teams’ understanding of the symbolic representation of the colors and assembled parts of the SkillsUSA emblem. Each team includes seven registered members in the roles of president, vice president, parliamentarian, reporter, treasurer, secretary and historian.In Quiz Bowl Middle School division, Ricardo Torres, Daniel Zacariaz, Marco Hernandez, David Hinojosa, and Catalina Galvan got 1st place. The Quiz Bowl tests a team of five competitors on their ability to quickly respond to questions covering the areas of academic knowledge, SkillsUSA Career Essentials knowledge and current events. The competitors also demonstrate communications, time management, teamworking and problem-solving skills. The participants respond to a question by activating a buzzer. The teams receive one point for a correct answer and lose a point for each incorrect answer. The preliminary and final rounds are 100 questions each.
All the students competed in the Middle School Division and advanced to State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference which will be held at Corpus Christi on April 4-7th. The Media Technology Club Chapter 4439 is sponsor by Mr. Maximo Salinas.

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Marco Hernandez, Daniel Zacariaz, Cantalina Galvan, and David Hinojosa

(not on the picture Ricardo Torres) 1st place in SkillsUSA Quiz Bowl

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Noe Mireles, Catalina Galvan, and David Hinojosa

          1st place in Emblem Ceremony

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Ricardo Torres 1st place in Job Demonstration “Open”

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David Hinojosa 1st place in Job Demonstration “A”

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Daniel Zacariaz 1st place in "Action Skills"

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Noe Mireles 1st place in "Prepare Speech"

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Catalina Galvan 1st place in "Extemporaneous Speaking"