PHARR – A group of students from Pharr-San Juan-Alamo (PSJA) ISD's Kennedy Middle School recently competed at the State SkillsUSA competition and advanced to the 2018 SkillsUSA Nationals Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 25-29, 2018.

SkillsUSA Texas is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. The Kennedy Middle School team is under the direction of PSJA Mathematics teacher Maximo Salinas.

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing PSJA ISD at Nationals:


David Hinojosa – 1st place Job Demonstration Open Division


Roberto Galvez – 1st place Job Demonstration Division A

In addition to the students advancing to Nationals, the following team members competed at the SkillsUSA State competition held in Corpus Christi, April 5-8:


Katia Luna


Faith Cavazos


Anahi Chavez


Cornelius Sanchez


Ryan Torres