orangeleader.com (Orange, Texas)

May 5, 2013

WO-S Career Center student wins ‘Best of Show’ at State

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

WEST ORANGE —

A West Orange–Stark High School Career Center student earned Best of Show in the precision machining job exhibit competition at the State Skills USA competition held in Corpus Christi in April. Josh Blanchard won the honor.

Additionally, all WO-S Career Center students earned blue ribbons at state for their precision machining job exhibit projects. The students, including Josh Blanchard, are Alex Bingham, Sterling Lewis, Joseph Self, and Michael Hagan. 

West Orange–Stark High School Building Trades students also participated in the state job exhibit contest and earned blue ribbons. They are Matthew Broussard and Michael Gabourel.

WO-S Career Center students David Broussard and Clemente Sanchez competed in the auto collision job exhibit contest and earned red ribbons.

In order to compete at the State Meet, students had to earn blue ribbons on their projects at the District level. Additionally, Sterling Lewis won Best of Show in precision machine job exhibits at the District Level.

Bingham and Blanchard are Bridge City High School students who attend WO-S Career Center precision machine classes.

Carlo Paulino is the West Orange-Stark High School precision machining instructor. Randy Palmero instructs building trades. Rick Brister is the auto collision instructor.