Approximately 35 students to attend SkillsUSA state conference Event will take place from April 12-15

Approximately 35 students will be participating in the Nevada SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills conference from April 12-15 at the Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino in Reno.

“Lately, I’ve been practicing programming websites under a timer with my partner, Kenny,” senior Colton Fitzgerald said.

In order to attend, members were required to pay a $210 fee. The cost covers transportation, hotel and conference entrance.

“Now that it’s time for state, all of the members are extremely excited to let all of their hard work pay off and represent our school in the best way possible,” sophomore Victor Taksheyev said.

All conference attendees will be participating in SkillsUSA related workshops and competing in topics related to their program. In order to prepare for the conference, members have been working on their projects since the beginning of the school year.

“I’m excited to finally present my project because it’s been a long year of working on it,” SkillsUSA President Amanda Galvan said. “Right now, I’m working on something related to web design since it’s my program.”

Additionally, all members who place at the conference will be offered the opportunity to participate in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Louisville, Ky., from June 20-24.

“I really want to win at state so I’ve been reviewing the math packet that was given to me by the club,” junior William Liu said.