(Somerset, NJ—May 2, 2015) Seven students in teacher Alba Nery Simon’s Industrial Design and Animation classes represented High Tech at the SkillsUSA New Jersey Championships at the Garden State Exhibit Center, winning gold and bronze medals, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Seniors Johnathan Apuzen of West New York and North Bergen resident Arjav Shah won gold medals for 3D Visualization and Animation. Gold medal winners move on to the SkillsUSA National Championships on June 24th-29th in Louisville, Kentucky. Seniors Rangoli Mittal of Bayonne and Harrison resident Anthony Chae won bronze medals in the same category.
Sophomore and Weehawken resident Hunter Keene won the bronze medal for Technical Drafting. Senior Anisha Mahat of Harrison and sophomore and Jersey City resident Hank Portney also won bronze medals for Mobile Robotics Technology.
“I am very proud of all our medal winners,” says Simon. “They worked very hard at preparing, practicing, and putting together everything necessary to compete. Their due diligence showed at the Championships.”
A partnership of students, leaders, and industry representatives working together to ensure America gains a skilled workforce, SkillsUSA recognizes students preparing for careers in technical, skilled and service occupations, including health occupations and further education. SkillsUSA seeks to help its members become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens and emphasizes total quality at work—high ethical standards, superior work skills, lifelong education, and pride in the dignity of work—while promoting understanding of the free enterprise system.