KCS students take top honors in NC Skills USA Competition

KCS students take top honors in NC Skills USA Competition
Posted on 05/02/2017
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Three students from A.L. Brown High School have earned statewide recognition from the Skills USA organization. They took home multiple honors during the annual State Leadership and Skills conference in Greensboro.


Samuel Jijon-Bacilio won top honors in the Skills USA Restaurant Service competition. This is the second year in a row that he has taken home first prize in the statewide Skills USA competition. In 2016, Jijon-Bacilio received $18,000 in scholarships for winning the top award in Culinary Arts. Jijon-Bacilio has taken multiple culinary courses at A.L. Brown as part of the school’s fast growing Culinary Arts program.


In addition to winning first place honors in the Restaurant Services competition, Samuel Jijon-Bacilio was selected to represent North Carolina in the race for a national officer position with the Skills USA organization. He also will compete at the national level in the Restaurant Services competition, which will be held in Louisville, KY in June. Jijon-Bacilio is a junior at A.L. Brown.


A.L. Brown High School senior, Justen Morgan, also won first place honors at the North Carolina Skills USA competition. He won the Internet Networking competition and will represent North Carolina at the national competition in June. A.L. Brown senior, Shanelle Thompson, earned fifth place honors for her work in the T-shirt design competition.


All three students are part of the Skills USA organization, which has a chapter at A.L. Brown High School. A.L. Brown staff members, Mallory Harris, Steve Walker, and James Busse, serve as advisers to the club.  

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