FHS Students Place at State SkillsUSA Competition

Jared Felan and Ethan Mosley won first place in the Construction Materials Identification category, while students also placed second in the Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl and third place in the Law Enforcement Building Search.

State SkillsUSA students

It was a successful trip to Corpus Christi as Frenship High School students performed well at the State SkillsUSA competition, placing first, second and third in three different categories.

Students Jared Felan and Ethan Mosley won first place in the Construction Materials Identification category, winning gold medals for their performances, while students Robert Smith, Chase Caswell, Rachel Romero, Austin Harvey and Matthew Peer placed second in the Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl and students Austin Harvey, Matthew Peer, Caleb Aguirre and Louis Martinez placed third in the Law Enforcement Building Search.

“All of the Construction Technology SkillsUSA students did well and I am very proud of how they competed,” said John Hoyle, Frenship High School Construction Technology teacher . “Although not all of the students won medals, they did their best and promoted Frenship High School in a high standard. All of the programs that competed did well.”

SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations and teaches the importance of developing leadership skills, positive attitudes and pride in workmanship.

Frenship’s Building Search team

The organization also hosts local, state and national competitions for students to demonstrate skills in more than 100 occupational and leadership skill areas, 75 technical information testing and 3,000 job exhibits.

“It’s very difficult to make it to the state level of SkillsUSA, and this year students who competed was their second or third time competing at the state level,” said Keli Christy, Frenship High School media teacher. “It amazes me how hard and dedicated these students are to their craft. I am so proud of all their hard work this year.”

During the competitions, students participate in a variety of categories, including culinary arts, carpentry, cosmetology, masonry, welding, automotive technology, media and many more.

“I am extremely proud of Frenship Tiger Automotive and their accomplishments this year,” said Nick Comey, Frenship High School Automotive Technology teacher. “We have been able to turn the page for the program and people are beginning to recognize the Frenship name. A huge thank you goes out to my students.”

Frenship ISD currently offers students Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses in 15 different career cluster pathways, including agriculture, architecture and construction, finance, health science, marketing, law enforcement and many more.

These courses provide students with the technical skills and academic knowledge needed to prepare them for future employments and/or a successful transition to post-secondary education.

Frenship’s Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl team

Within the district, more than 1,700 students (grades 7-12) participate in CTE courses annually.

More CTE facts:

  • It provides career and technical education in the K-12 system of the school district
  • Introduces students to a variety of career options
  • Assists in the developing of career goals
  • Provides technical skills
  • Provides occupation-specific skills
  • Prepares students for further education and training

For more information about Frenship ISD’s CTE program, visit its website.