Here's just some of the great things ROP students are doing
Congratulations to the Paso Robles FFA Livestock Judging Team for winning Gold Emblem team. The team, composed of Branson Medeiros, Kaitlyn Bedell, Jake Dilger and Nathaniel Bourgalt, placed 5th in the nation out of 48 competing states! Nathaniel Bourgalt won a $400 scholarship for placing 9th in the nation. The team placed 4th high in overall reasons scores and 5th in High in sheep evaluation. A lot of hard work and dedication went into this team. The event was held last Friday at Louisville, Kentucky, the home of the National FFA Conference. There were over 55,000 FFA Members in attendance!
Mark Clement, Instructor
The 16th annual Allan Hancock College high school welding contest was held on April 27, 2013, and featured nearly 100 students from 10 local high schools in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Students enrolled in Santa Lucia ROP courses from Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Templeton and Nipomo high school competed. Connor Herrera, PRHS, earned first place in MiG Welding. Cameron Wright, SLOHS, earned first place in OXY Fuel Welding – Advanced. Max Selna, SLOHS, earned 2nd place in Stick Welding - Beginning, and Anthony Kersteines, PRHS, earned third place in Stick Welding – Advanced.
Just one more fantastic thing Santa Lucia ROP students are doing locally! Congratulations to all who participated!
Congratulations to newly elected State FFA President, Riley Nilsen. Riley is a senior at Nipomo High School and has been an ROP student since 2009. She will spend the next year serving the 76,000 California FFA members. Her year of service will include traveling to 100 different schools, meeting the members, conducting leadership workshops and be in attendance at the President’s Conference in Washington D.C., where she will meet the President of the United States along with the other 49 State FFA Presidents.
ROP Students from Arroyo Grande, Morro Bay, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo High School competed in the 2013 State SkillsUSA Conference in San Diego the weekend of April 5 – 7, 2013. Paso Robles students in Early Childhood, Power Equipment Technology and Practical Nursing swept the competition – winning gold, silver and bronze in all 3 categories! Additionally, PRHS gold medals were awarded in Criminal Justice, Mobile Electronics, Welding, Telecommunications, Internetworking, Electrical Wiring, Plumbing & Marine Service Technology. Silver medals were awarded to PRHS in Culinary Arts, Cabinetmaking, Prepared Speech and Baking. And bronze went to Welding, CPR/First Aid, Carpentry & Motorcycle Service Repair.
Morro Bay High School took home the gold in Digital Cinema. San Luis Obispo High School swept the competition in Computer Programming, winning gold, silver & bronze! Additionally, they earned gold medals in Auto Technology, Related Technical Math, Technical Drafting and Welding. They also were awarded silver medals in Auto Technology, Technical Drafting and Welding and bronze medals in Computer Maintenance Technology & Stick Welding.
First time to the competition for Arroyo Grande High School’s ROP Culinary Arts Program was Chef Tara Stumph. Her student took home the bronze medal - the first time he has ever competed! In addition, AGHS swept the competition in Computer Animation!
Overall, Santa Lucia ROP students rocked the 2013 SkillsUSA Competition – what a group of talented students and outstanding instructors!
The Regional SkillsUSA Contests were held last month and over 150 students from our county participated. The results are amazing! Arroyo Grande, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay High Schools will be sending students to the State Contest in San Diego on April 5 – 7, 2013. Paso Robles HS students shined in Cabinetmaking, Carpentry, Electrical Wiring, Plumbing, Power Equipment Tech, Welding, Computer Apps, Early Childhood Development, Prepared Speech, Nursing, Motorcycle Service Tech, Mobile Robotics, Internetworking, First Aid/CPR, Criminal Justice, Baking and Advertising. They will be sending 56 students to compete. Seventeen SLOHS ROP students will compete in Intro Drafting, Auto Service Tech, Computer Programming and Welding. And Morro Bay HS slayed the competition in Digital Cinema Production and Photography, where 5 of their students will represent their school in San Diego. Arroyo Grande HS led the field in 3-D visualization and Animation, Architectural and Technical Drafting and Culinary Arts. Sixteen students from AGHS will be competing in San Diego in their respective categories.
Overall – almost 90 local ROP students will head to San Diego to compete next month. The incredible education and training our students receive shines through! Congratulations to all the participants and winners!
ROP - Regional Occupation Program
Committed to 21st Century Learning!
At the Santa Lucia Regional Occupational Program, we believe in the importance of including Career and Technical Education along with the required high school academic classes. Although some students know exactly what they want to do following graduation from high school, many more are unaware of options available to them.
ROP courses provide students with opportunities to explore career interests, develop skills for job success, learn skills to help finance the cost of higher education, earn high school credit or certificate of program completion. By using a “hands-on” approach to instruction, ROP courses promote a unique atmosphere for learning and understanding the connection between school and the real world.