CNM Students Take Home 24 Medals in SkillsUSA New Mexico Competition

Students won medals in multiple categories including welding fabrication, cabinetmaking, and more
April 16, 2024

CNM is proud to announce that our students took home 24 medals in 15 separate categories during last week’s SkillsUSA New Mexico Competition. Ten students won gold, seven won silver, and three won bronze. 

The event, which was hosted by CNM, featured more than 800 career and technical education (CTE) middle school, high school, and collegiate/post-secondary student competitors from around the state and those students competed in 60 different events that ranged from culinary arts to welding. 

As a next step, all of CNM’s gold medalists will get the opportunity to represent the college and New Mexico at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, which takes place June 24-28 in Atlanta, Georgia.

You can view a full list of the CNM winners and a gallery from the event below. Congratulations to all of the competitors and good luck to everyone heading to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference! 

Welding Fabrication 

Team B: Max Lopez Kulas, Charles Watson Ross, Josias Rael - Gold

Team A: Brianna Lewis, Scott Schneider, Mario Chavez - Silver

Sheet Metal 

David Sandoval - Gold

Jesus Martinez - Silver

Automotive Service Technology

Joshua Ortega - Bronze

Related Technical Math 

Eduardo Montanez - Gold

Welding - High School 

Axel Quiroga - Silver   

Welding - College 

Connor Mackenzie - Gold

Son Nguyen - Bronze  

Diesel Equipment Technology - High School 

Martin Hernandez - Silver  

Diesel Equipment Technology - College 

Derik Haaf - Gold  


Cynthia Keith - Gold   

Robin  Baker - Silver   

Job Skills Demonstration Open 

Kaylee McCartney - Bronze   

Cabinetmaking - High School 

Evan  Mullen - Gold

Cabinetmaking - College 

Shaun Tarter - Gold   

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration- College 

Jacob Mize - Gold   

Job Interview-College 

Saul Camargo - Silver   

Welding Sculpture-College 

Bianca Carr - Gold   

Tallis Goehegan-Freifeld - Silver 

CNM Team B Welding Fabrication Team
CNM Student Brianna Lewis
CNM Student and Gold Medal winner Cynthia Keith
Culinary students during culinary arts competition
A student during diesel mechanics competition


CNM student competing in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning competition