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July 31, 2012 > Hayward team is the SkillsUSA National Champion

Hayward team is the SkillsUSA National Champion

Submitted By John I. Taylor, Area Two Regional Coordinator

The Eden Area ROP (Regional Occupational Program) team from Hayward was selected as the 2012 National SkillsUSA CSI Champions at an awards ceremony held June 27 during the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Members of the CSI Explorers Team (Post 510) are: Travis Escorcio, Jessica Miranda and Juan Bahena.

During the conference, over 5,600 outstanding career and technical education students joined in the excitement of hands-on competition in 94 different trade, technical, and leadership fields.

Working against the clock and each other, the participants proved their expertise in job skills for occupations such as electronics, technical drafting, precision machining, medical assisting and culinary arts. There were also competitions in leadership skills, such as extemporaneous speaking and conducting meetings by parliamentary procedures.

SkillsUSA is the national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical and health occupations education. It sponsors the SkillsUSA Championships annually to recognize the achievements of career and technical education students and to encourage them to strive for excellence and pride in their chosen occupations.

Crime Scene Investigation competitors were briefed about the situation. The three-person team processed the crime scene. The team is judged for properly collecting and removing evidence of the crime. One member of the team is required to lift a latent fingerprint from a pre-selected item of evidence. After the scene has been processed, the contestants write a report, draw a crime scene sketch and mark their evidence.

A short video about the National Leadership and Skills Conference is available online at

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