Eight Lodi High School drafting students took gold medals in a recent regional competiton and will be heading to the state championships in April.
The Region 5 SkillsUSA Skills and Leadership Championships were held Jan. 30 at Ceres High School.
Sophomores Jacob Dodd and Jose Gomez won top spots in the introductory drafting event, while senior jesse Bonilla-Cup and Junior Kameron Smith each took gold in technical drafting.
Technical design (CAD) winners included Jose Jimenez, Marcus Montiero, Melanie Renton and Mark Whittock, all juniors.
The team was led by industrial arts teacher Paul Guthrie.
The state conference will be held April 8 through 11 in San Diego, and students are seeking donations due to the district's tight budget.
For more information, contact Guthrie at Lodi High School, 3 S. Pacific Ave., Lodi, 95242 or at 331-7731.