SkillsUSA celebrates Career Technical Education
3 FZ Students qualify for national competition
Posted on 05/01/2019
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The Lewis & Clark Career Center, which provides career and technical education for juniors and seniors in each of St. Charles County’s five school districts, fielded 66 competitors (21 from Fort Zumwalt School District)  in 81 different competitions at the state SkillsUSA competition in April. Students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark. Eight Fort Zumwalt students earned medals.

Tate Mulnix (North) earned a gold medal in Electric Motor Control and a gold medal in written competition.

Jonathan Steensgaard (South) earned a gold medal in Auto Service Technology and a gold medal in written competition.

RJ Henderson (South) earned a gold medal in Computer information Technology Service and a gold medal in written competition.

All three have qualified for the national competition in Louisville, Ken., at the end of June.

Other Zumwalt medalists:
Evan Dolejsi, 1st place, Auto Service Technology Info, South
Eric Ray, 2nd place, Machining Tech Info, West
Tyler Hockenberry, 3rd place, Quizbowl Team, North
Alyssa King, 3rd place, Quizbowl Team, West
Anthony Leah, 3rd place, Construction Teamworks, North

SkillsUSA is an applied method for preparing America’s high performance workers in career and technical programs. It provides quality educational experiences for its members in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. It builds self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. It emphasizes total quality at work: high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities. More than 1,000 trade associations and labor unions actively support SkillsUSA through financial aid, in-kind contributions, and involvement of their people in SkillsUSA activities.

FZ Students move on to state competition
March, 2019 Congratulations to Fort Zumwalt’s SkillsUSA competitors, 21 of whom have earned a trip to the state competition in April. SkillsUSA provides students the opportunity to compete in a variety of technical, hands-on, written and oral competitions that are directly related to their program of study at the Lewis & Clark Career Center. Lewis & Clark provides career and technical education for St. Charles County juniors and seniors in all five school districts in St. Charles County. SkillsUSA provides educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education. First and second place winners at the district level qualify for state, as do third place finishers in some categories. Other students earn a “straight to state” designation based on their performance on a nationally-normed assessment in their area, and a strong recommendation from their Lewis & Clark instructor.


3rd Place

Jeremiah Snider, Job Interview


“Straight to State”

Alyxandira Steward, Health Knowledge Bowl

Anthony Leah, Carpentry Teamworks

Jenna Jeffries, Leadership Essay

Theo "Tate" Mulnix, Electrical Motor Controls

1st Place

Tyler Hockenberry, Quiz Bowl B team

Seth Kropp, CNC Turning (machining)

Theo “Tate” Mulnix, Electrical Const Tech Info

3rd Place

Ryan Brown, Welding Fab Team A

Morgan Butryn, Quiz Bowl A

Makayla Meiser, Job Demo (Open Categ.)


“Straight to State”

D'Lanie Doyle, Open-g/Clos-g Ceremony*

Hannah Hawkins, Basic Health Care

1st Place

Robt “RJ” Henderson, Information Tech Services

Robt “RJ” Henderson, Comp. Maint. Net. Tech Inf

JonathanSteensgaard, Auto Service Technology

2nd Place

JonathanSteensgaard, Auto Service Tech Info

3rd Place

Evan Dolejsi, Auto Service Tech Info

D’Lanie Doyle, Web Design A


“Straight to State”

Charles Kelly, Prec. Machining Tech Info

Mariah Pence, Medical Termina

1st Place

Alyssa King, Quiz Bowl B team

2nd Place

Wolfgang Gerberding, Job Demo A

Eric Ray, Prec. Machining Tech Info

3rd Place

Wolfgang Gerberding, Power Equip. Tech Info