Three William Floyd High School seniors – Pedro Rubio, Aurora Gonzalez and Maria Marks – placed in the top three in separate competitions at the 2019 SkillsUSA New York Leadership Conference and Skills Championship held in Syracuse, NY, in late April.
Leading the way with a first-place finish and a state championship in the “Carpenter’s Assistant” category is Pedro Rubio, a student in the Building Trades & Construction Academy under the guidance of Matthew VanHorne. Pedro successfully demonstrated his carpentry skills and the ability to support a carpenter on an actual job site.
Aurora Gonzalez finished in second place in the “First Aid/CPR” category and Maria Marks rounded out the top three awards with a third-place finish in the “Basic Healthcare” competition. Aurora and Maria are enrolled in the Medical Assisting Academy under the leadership of Jason McKay. Congratulations to the students on a great performance!