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Career & Technical Education Students Win Gold at SkillsUSA National Competition


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Glendale Unified School District

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Kristine Nam, Communications Director
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Distribution Date: June 27, 2019 


Career & Technical Education Students Win Gold at SkillsUSA National Competition

GLENDALE, CA – Four Glendale Unified students received gold medals at the 55th Annual SkillsUSA National competition. Larisa Assadourian, Tsoler Demerdjian, and Alaina Chiriyankandath Joby from Clark Magnet High School took gold in the Natural Resources Career Pathways Showcase, advised by teacher Dominique Evans-Bye. Carly Ngo from Crescenta Valley High School won a gold medal in the Medical Math competition, advised by teacher Orenda Tuason. 

The SkillsUSA National competition took place in Louisville, Kentucky from June 24-28, 2019. More than 6,500 outstanding Career and Technical Education students competed in 103 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. Students worked against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in various occupations.

In April, 17 students from Clark Magnet and Crescenta Valley High Schools competed in the SkillsUSA California State competition. Gold medal winners from the State competition were invited to compete in the SkillsUSA National competition.

About Glendale Unified School District Career & Technical Education
Glendale Unified School District Career and Technical Education programs connect students to high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers by providing hands-on training and education in a variety of industry sectors. Whether students plan to attend a 2-year or 4- year college, earn a professional certification, or go directly into the workforce after high school, GUSD CTE programs provide the academic, technical, and employability skills students need to pursue postsecondary education and achieve their career goals. Learn more at

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 Carly Ngo  Clark Team
Carly Ngo
Crescenta Valley High School
Larisa Assadourian, Tsoler Demerdjian,
Alaina Chiriyankandath Joby
Clark Magnet High School
(pictured with Carly Ngo)