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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 10:00 pm | Updated: 12:44 pm, Mon Nov 19, 2012.

SkillsUSA is a national organization focusing on technical, skilled and service-based occupational education.

Subjects covered range from technical math and architectural drafting to automotive technology. For the first time this year, students were tested in the category of law enforcement.

On Jan. 28, a contingent of students from Lodi, Tokay and Bear Creek high schools competed in the Region 5 Championships held on the Tokay High campus. The competitions are planned by technical committees made up of management representatives. They are designed to test skills needed for successful entry-level performance into given occupational fields.

The following is a list of gold medals awarded to Lodi Unified high school students. In addition, local students took home 66 silver medals in the same competition.

Architecture Manual

Lindsay Khoury, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Allison Dorsey, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Christian Rebustillo, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Architecture CAD

Derek Wong, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Chase King, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Architecture Combination

Alex Colla, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Rocky Avitra, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Kishan Patel, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Technical Drafting Manual

Brian Nolton, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Aaron Pasterski, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Andrew Babaoka, 10th, Tokay H.S.

Juanita Cheng, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Technical Drafting Combination

Andrew Conley, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Patrick Wilbur, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Ben Wong, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Miquel Hernandez, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Technical Drafting CAD

Brandon Derrick, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Cody Miller, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Alex Walker, 11th, Lodi, H.S.

Jason Beilstein, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Robert Hemphill, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Introductory Drafting 'B' - 11-12

Braedon Dillon, 12th, Lodi H.S.

Reyes Hernandez, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Josh Castro-Longoria, 11th, Tokay H.S.

Matt Wells, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Introductory Drafting 'A' - 9-10

Madi Farmer, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Ryan Flynn, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Alejandra Guerrero, 10th , Lodi H.S.

Nick Iturraran, 10th, Lodi H.S

Jacob Pearson, 10th, Lodi H.S.

Tony Hernandez, 9th, Tokay H.S.

Introductory CAD

Thomas Hennig, 9th, Bear Creek H.S.

Sean O'Reilly, 9th, Bear Creek H.S.

Related Technical Math

Jonathan Bruns, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Quiz Bowl

Jonathan Bruns, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Thomas Hennig, 9th, Bear Creek H.S.

Sean O'Reilly, 9th, Bear Creek H.S.

Christopher Spatola, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Sindhu Sudangunta, 10th, Bear Creek H.S.

Minh Tran, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Peter Wei, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Tian Wei, 12th, Bear Creek H.S

Job Interview

Miguel Hernandez, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Ryan Szichak, 12th, Tokay H.S.


Kishan Patel, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Rocky Avitia, 12th, Tokay H.S.

Law Enforcement

Daniel Bristow, 12th, Lodi Career Center

Steve Salisbury, 12th, Lodi Career Cente

Shao Yang, 12th, Lodi Career Center

Introductory Automotive Service Technology

Mahmoud Abdelfatah, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Samuel Bernardino, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

David Dobson, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Vincent Garcia, 10th, Bear Creek H.S.

Pablo Ochoa, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Jonathan Snowden, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Ben Sprints, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Alex Suares, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Andrew Wigley, 11th, Bear Creek H.S

Anthony Zamora, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Automotive Service Technology

James Cooke, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Power Equipment Technology

Omar Cortez, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Randall Mason, 11th, Bear Creek H.S

Ivan Mireles, 11th, Bear Creek H.S.

Diesel Equipment Technology

Kulbir Kalar, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Andy Maloney, 12th, Bear Creek H.S.

Introductory Power Equipment Technology

Dereck Machado, 9th, Bear Creek H.S.

Victor Meza, 10th, Bear Creek H.S.

Kim Tabuyo, 10th, Bear Creek H.S.

Nhia Thao, 10th, Bear Creek H.S.


Students from Lodi Unified high schools took home 18 awards from the 2006 Engineering Day competition at San Joaquin Delta College. The annual meet tests the mettle of students in area drafting programs. Students can submit architectural drawings as well as hand-drawn and machine-assisted drafting samples.

The following is a list of Lodi Unified winners. In addition, two students from Galt High School also took home two awards in the egg launch competition.

Beginning Machine / Grade 9-10

2nd - Nicholas Iturraran - Lodi H.S.

3rd - Amber Peer - Lodi H.S.

Beginning Machine / Grade 11-12

2nd - Reyes Hernandez - Tokay H.S.

3rd - Josh Castro-Longoria - Tokay H.S.

Architectural Drafting Contest

1st - Rocky Avitra , 12th - Tokay H.S.

2nd - Be Ho, 11th - Tokay H.S.

3rd - Allison Dorsey, 11th - Tokay H.S.

4th - Christian Rebustillo, 11th - Tokay H.S.

Machine Drafting Contest

1st - Juanita Cheng, 11th - Tokay H.S.

3rd - Andrew Babaoka, 10th - Tokay H.S.

4th - Lewis Paredes, 11th - Tokay H.S.

Architectural CAD Contest

1st - Kishan Patel, 12th - Tokay H.S.

2nd - Clinton Ferguson, 11th - Lodi H.S.

3rd - Michael Haupt, 12th - Lodi H.S.

4th - Noe Meza, 12th - Tokay H.S.

Machine CAD Contest

1st - Miquel Hernandez, 12th - Tokay H.S.

3rd - Ben Wong, 12th - Lodi H.S.

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