Local students show off at SkillsUSA regional competition in Escanaba

Courtesy photo Above, the three students who swept the overall automotive category at the SkillsUSA regional competition in Escanaba on Feb. 10 stand with their certificates and teacher, Eric Parrota. From left are, Taylor Frossard, of Escanaba, second place; Maggie Martin, of Bark River, third place; Parrota; and Brendan Rae, of Escanaba, first place.

ESCANABA — The SkillsUSA regional competition took place Feb. 10 in Escanaba. The competition allowed students from Intermediate School Districts (ISDs) and students from other technical education programs to compete against each other in a variety of categories.

Automotive students from the Delta Schoolcraft ISD (DISD) swept the overall automotive category at the event. Brendan Rae, of Escanaba, took first place; Taylor Frossard, of Escanaba, took second place; and Maggie Martin, of Bark River, took third place.

“I’m only a first year student in automotive at the DSISD here in Escanaba, so some of the stuff in the competition I didn’t even know. But now I know what to look out for next year,” said Martin of the competition.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce that provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. For more information about SkillsUSA visit ­www.skillsusa.org.

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