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Twenty-one CNM Students Qualify for National SkillsUSA Championships

Apr 19, 2018

Twenty-one CNM Students Qualify for National SkillsUSA Championships

During the New Mexico SkillsUSA Championships last week that drew more than 600 students from across the state, CNM students won 21 gold medals, five silver medals and six bronze medals. The gold medalists will move on to the National SkillsUSA Championships that will take place in late June in Louisville, Ky.

Congratulations to all of the CNM medalists. Here’s the list:

Steven Acosta – Culinary Arts – 3rd

Dustin Allen – Welding Fabrication Team – 1st

Stephanie Begaye – Aviation Maintenance Technology – 1st

Darcy Boyd – Carpentry – 3rd

Michael Dickey – Additive Manufacturing Team – 1st

Kenny Ellsworth – Cabinet Making – 1st

Nicole Engler – Commercial Baking – 1st

Ethan Gallegos – CNC Milling Specialist – 1st

Matthew Gillett – Architectural Drafting – 1st

Vicente Gutierrez – Industrial Motor Controls – 1st

Derik Haaf – Automotive Service Technology – 1st

Justin Heise – HVAC – 2nd

Aaron Hopkins – Aviation Maintenance Technology – 3rd

Bryan Martin-Figueroa – Carpentry – 1st

Andrew McKinley – Welding Individual – 1st

Matt Mechem – Additive Manufacturing Team – 1st

Miguel Merino – Culinary Arts – 1st

Nuradeen Muhammad – CNC Technician – 1st

Jameta Montoya-Garcia – Industrial Motor Controls – 3rd

Juan Olveda – HVAC – 1st

Andrew Pena – Diesel Equipment Technology – 1st

Mark Provencher – Sheet Metal – 1st

Shay Spencer – CNC Turning Specialist – 1st

Matthew Smith – Industrial Motor Controls – 2nd

Mark Stephens – Aviation Maintenance Technology – 2nd

Sasha Sun – Welding Individual – 2nd

Greyson Tagg – Welding Fabrication Team – 1st

Travis Talley – Electrical Construction Wiring – 2nd

Kevin Tyler – Welding Individual – 3rd

Ricardo Valdez – Welding Sculpture – 3rd

Aaron Widman – Electrical Construction Wiring – 1st

Dakota Wood – Welding Fabrication Team – 1st