Longhorns take honors at skilled workforce competition

Six students were recognized for their talents and creativity in the Advertising Design field.

L-R: Daniel Olivo, Eddwin Cantu, Arleen Lopez, Amy Gutierrez, Benjamin Escoto, and Rogelio Rodriguez.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Students from the United High School Graphic Design program recently competed at SkillsUSA Texas competition in Corpus Christi.

Six students were recognized for their talents and creativity in the Advertising Design field.

Student Amy Gutierrez received State Excellence. She also garnered State of Texas Best of Show for her Advertising Design.

Students Benjamin Escoto, Eddwin Cantu, and Rogelio Rodriguez also received State Excellence recognition.

Daniel Olivo received a State Superior ribbon.

Rogelio Rodriguez received State Superior accolades for his photography panel.

The Graphic Design teacher at United High School and their SkillsUSA advisor, Cristina Flores, said "the students worked long hours before, during and after school to get all their designs, notebooks, and props ready for competition. I am very proud of all their accomplishments. They advanced after placing first at District.

Once the students advance to State, they not only represent UISD but the City of Laredo. They all brought home accolades they can be proud of by demonstrating their unique creativity in design, which will be an asset in their future."

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. More than 300,000 students and advisors join SkillsUSA annually, organized into more than 17,000 sections and 52 state and territorial associations. Combining alumni and lifetime membership, the total number impacted this year is more than 335,000. SkillsUSA has served more than 11.2 million members since its founding in 1965.

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