SkillsUSA brings home gold medals from state convention

From March 30 through April 1 SkillsUSA held their state leadership conference in Grand Island. Fairbury took several students up to the state convention and was able to bring home a couple of first place finishes.

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Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 smile after being awarded their gold medals for Drone Tech.

Dalton Buxton ’19 and Tanner Novotny ’17 competed in the Drone Tech contest, which consists of being able to fly a drone and the other half was a journal about drones.  They were able to bring home a state championship as they earned a gold medal in the contest.

“The notebook was worth 700 points and that’s the only reason we won because nobody else had theirs done. But our flying was pretty solid too. ” Buxton said.

Also competing and bringing home a state championship was Madison Gregory ’19, as she took first place in the Cosmetology contest. The gold medal came as a surprise to Gregory.

“There was a lot of girls that did very well . . . I knew that I did good, but I didn’t think that I was even going to place,” Gregory said.

Being able to bring home some hardware from the state convention was a great accomplishment. Both Buxton ’19 and Gregory ’19 plan to return to the state convention and defend their state championships.


Pool Parties End For the Summer

School is back into the lives of students as summer came to an end on the 12 of August. With classes and sports starting, so are organizations. They can’t start without a last pool party for the new recruitments.

“The recruitment party was to let them know what it was about and to meet the leaders,” said Mrs. Dux, leader of FBLA.

You can still join even if you didn’t go to the party. It is always good to have numbers for these organizations. And students willing to do their best within the group.

“It is essential to have good students in your organization to make it successful,” said Mrs. Dux, when asked how important it is to have members join.

The year looks like another fun and interesting time, once again. So I encourage everyone to do something while they’re here. You never know what you might find in FBLA, FCCLA, and Skills.