Stillwater Shines at the SkillsUSA Championship Conference

April 05, 2018
Students on podium

Thirteen Stillwater Area High School students competed in the 51st State SkillsUSA and Leadership Championship Conference on March 27-28th in Bloomington.

In the Employment Application Process event, Kaitlyn Mathaus earned gold, Nick Carlson captured silver and Alex Volmer took bronze. In the Action Skills category, Lizzi O'Malley won gold and Alli Kazmierczak earned silver. Congratulations students!


Our 18-21 Transitions Program Advisor, Mike Albers was named the SkillsUSA High School Advisor of the Year. Mike was nominated by his students for this award. Congratulations Mr. Albers!

More about the SkillsUSA Conference Championships (from SkillsUSA Minnesota):

In the spring of each year, approximately 350 business and industry leaders get together and present nearly 70 skill and leadership contests that they have prepared for the student members from across the state. These are entry-level, hands-on skill contests, evaluated by the same industry leaders who prepare them. The competitions are based on industry driven occupational skill standards. Industry donates many thousands of dollars in prizes in the form of scholarships, tools, reference manuals and training aids for winners and their schools. Business partners work throughout the school year to plan the competitive events and many of them hire their new employees right off the competition floor. First place winners from each division in most contests will be offered the opportunity to go on to a national level competition.

The SkillsUSA Club is a SAHS student organization for students who are or have been in the Career/Work Experience Class or Industrial Tech Class. SkillsUSA offers students experiential growth in interpersonal skills, leadership, citizenship and vocational skill development. Please visit for additional information.