April 26, 2019
Junior places second in PA SkillsUSA event
An Upper St. Clair High School junior recently placed second in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Championships. Lucas Gillespie, who attends Parkway West Career & Technology Center, competed in the building construction category.
Approximately, 1,400 students from throughout Pennsylvania participated in the 52nd SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership Conference that was held April 10-12, 2019, in Hershey, Pa.
Lucas qualified for the state competition by earning a first-place finish at the SkillsUSA District Competition in January.
SkillsUSA is a national student organization that develops employability, participatory and leadership skills to complement the occupational skills developed by students in technical education classrooms or work-based learning sites.
Parkway West Career & Technology Center serves high school students from Cornell, Carlynton, Chartiers Valley, Keystone Oaks, Montour, Moon Area, Mt. Lebanon, Quaker Valley, South Fayette, Sto-Rox, Upper St. Clair and West Allegheny high schools.