Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WHS Students Take 1st and 3rd in Regional Machining Competition at Clark College for Skills USA

On Saturday, Feb. 12, four students from the Washougal High School Metals program took part in a machining competition at Clark College for Skills USA. Ilia Svistun was the first place winner and Douglass Murray was the third place winner. These two students are now eligible to compete at the state level. Also representing WHS were Robert Raynor and Braden Devlin "These student should be congratulated for their outstanding accomplishment," said CTE teacher Don O'Brien. First place winner Ilia won $1,500 worth of tools and equipment, and 3rd place winner Douglas won $800 worth of tools and equipment, which was donated by local manufacturing companies.

Five local high schools – Evergreen, La Center, Mountain View, Prairie and Washougal -- were represented in the machining contest, which began at 9 a.m on Saturday. It was held in the machine shop in at Clark College, The top three finishers will take the next step by advancing to the state contest in the Tacoma Dome.

For additional information about Clark College’s machining and welding programs or the Regional High School VICA/Skills USA Machining and Welding Contest, call 360-992-2341.

Pictured are Douglas Murray, Ilia Svistun, Robert Raynor, and Braden Devlin from left to right. Photos courtesy of Clark College.