FHSD Students at Lewis & Clark Move on to State Competition

Posted on 03/03/2017
FHSD Students at Lewis & Clark Move on to State Competition

Fourteen Francis Howell School District students from Lewis & Clark Center have earned the right to compete at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference in Linn, Missouri from April 6-8. The Lewis & Clark Career Center provides career and technical education for St. Charles County juniors and seniors from all five school districts in St. Charles County. Students competed in a variety of technical, hands-on, written, and oral competitions that related directly to their program of study at Lewis & Clark.

“Our St. Charles County students more than held their own against formidable opponents from St. Louis, Franklin, Gasconade, and Warren counties,” said Dr. Andrew Stewart, director of the Lewis & Clark Career Center. “Working with our students everyday, we know how talented and dedicated they are and these results reflect that.”

Students who place first or second are automatically eligible to compete at the state competitions. In some competitions, third place also qualifies for state. Eight state competitors qualified to compete based on their performance on a nationally-normed assessment in their area along with a strong recommendation from their Lewis & Clark instructor.

SkillsUSA describes their organization as a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. They provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms. Specific information about each competition area can be found at SkillsUSA.org.


SkillsUSA Competition

High School


Evan Cradick**
Christian Groves**
Allison Mayfield**
Kayla Luetkenhaus**

Computer Repair Tech Info
Informational Tech. Services
Basic Health Care
Skills Nurse Assisting


1st Place

Alexis Muller**
Chris Nelson**
Hannah Wilett**
Aaron Mudry**

Nurse Assisting
Collision Repair Technology
Nurse Assisting Tech Info Carpentry

Homeschooled (FH)

2nd Place

Jacob Gehl**
Chris Nelson**
Kama Struckhoff**
Kenysha Falls
Kenysha Falls**
Kenzy Smith**
Zach Boyce

Collision Repair TecInfo
Early Childhood Tech
Nurse Assisting
edical Terminology* Nurse 
Assisting TechInfoWelding
Fabrication TeaWelding
 3rd Place
 Gage Freehill**  Construction Teamwork  FHHS  “Straight to State” 

*denotes tie
**denotes state competitor


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