Three FHSD Students Compete at the National SkillsUSA Conference

Posted on 07/12/2019
FHSD student competes in SkillsUSA competition

FHSD students Jimmy Johnson (FHHS), Mason Aguilar (FHC), and Amanda Hasenbeck (FHN) traveled to Louisville in June for the SkillsUSA’s 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. Johnson finished eighth in the nation in HVAC Sheet Metal, Aguilar finished eleventh in Power Equipment Technology, and Hasenbeck finished twenty-second in the nation in Medical Terminology. More than 15,000 students, teachers, education leaders, and representatives from 600 national corporations and labor unions participated in the event, the world’s largest showcase of skilled trades and skill competitions.

FHSD student participates in SkillsUSA competitionThis invitation-only event was for the first place state finishers in 100 competition areas for career and technical students. Johnson, Aguilar, and Hasenbeck all qualified after earning gold medals at the Missouri state competition in April. Johnson is a recent FHHS and Lewis & Clark graduate who is currently pursuing a career in the HVAC field. Aguilar is a two-time national competitor and a recent FHC graduate who is joining the Air Force. Hasenbeck completed the Health Occupations course at Lewis & Clark during her junior year and returns to FHN as a senior this year.

“All the kids did remarkably well in the face of intense competition,” said Dr. Andrew Stewart, director of the Lewis & Clark Career Center. “Each represented their school, community, and the state of Missouri in a way in which we would all be proud.” The Lewis & Clark Career Center provides career and technical education for juniors and seniors from all five school districts in St. Charles County. For more information, visit

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