SkillsUSA Students Honored
Eve Codling (l) and Audrey Royer were honored in Chapel this week for their achievements at the state SkillsUSA competition held virtually last month. Codling, a senior, won the top prize in the Commercial Baking division and will compete for the national title in June. Eve is the 16th Student from St. Johnsbury Academy to win the Vermont SkillsUSA gold medal in Commercial Baking. Of the past 15 students from SJA who competed in this competition at Nationals— each competing against up to 40 other students from across the United States, four won the gold medal, six won the silver medal, and one won the bronze medal. The gold medalists won a full tuition scholarship to Culinary Arts colleges.
Audrey, a junior, earned a bronze medal in Job Skills Demonstration Open. She chose to demonstrate how to castrate a steer. She could choose any technical skill and the reason she chose this one is because it is a necessary skill to be able to perform as a farmer. Her family saves a lot of money each year because they are able to do this themselves. While demonstrating the skill on a wooden replica of a steer she had built, she also had to explain each step of the process.