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More Than 30 CNM Students Medal in New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition

Gold medal winners advance to SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., in June.
More Than 30 CNM Students Medal in New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition
Students from all around New Mexico showcased their CTE skills at the 2019 event hosted at CNM's Main Campus

Apr 11, 2019

CNM recently hosted upwards of 500 college and high school Career Technical Education (CTE) students from around the state, including 40 CNM students, during the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition. They put their technical skills to the test in various CTE fields, such as automotive technology, carpentry, culinary arts, and welding to name a few.

CNM students extended the college’s tradition of success at the event, bringing home a total of 34 medals, including 17 gold, 10 silver and seven bronze.

Two CNM students won gold medals with perfect scores of 100 percent and over. Imari Hunter scored 100 percent in the welding sculpture contest and Darius Zamarchi scored a whopping 104 percent in the automotive technology contest.

All of the gold medalists will travel to Louisville, Ky., in June to compete at the 2019 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.

Check out the full list of winners from the 2019 NM SkillsUSA Competition.

Here are some photos from this year’s event:

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CTE students in the carpentry and construction fields were challenged to build mini-houses within an allotted timeframe.

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Sparks were flying in the welding area where students were tasked with various projects that tested their skills.

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During the competition, students weren't permitted to talk to any outside sources, an effort to keep the competition regulated and fair.

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CTE fields offer students direct pathways to quality jobs.

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Lt. Gov. Howie Morales stopped by the event to show his support for the CTE fields and its students.