Royal Welding Student Selena Castillo make History as the First Female to Earn a Medal in the State SkillsUSA Welding Contest
By: Royal Welding Department
Selena earned the Bronze medal at this year’s State SkillsUSA Welding contest held in Corpus Christi, making her the first female in Texas, in known history, to accomplish such an honor. Selena competed against 12 other District winners from various size schools across the state.
She achieved this honor by constructing and welding various projects using 5 different welding processes in different welding positions, along with showing off her Oxy-fuel cutting talent.
Selena is also the first female to complete 4 years of welding instruction as well as being the first person from Royal to be a two time District 9 SkillsUSA Welding champion.
Along with the bronze medal, she received a $1500.00 scholarship to TSTC as well as numerous pieces of welding equipment valued at $1200.00
Selena plans to continue her welding education by attending TSTC – Waco and majoring in Welding Technology.
The state SkillsUSA organization recognizes the hard work and dedication of students from all parts of the state of Texas. Some 210 various contest allow students to use their talent and knowledge of the Career and Technical Education field that they are pursuing, in a competitive setting.
The Royal Independent School District, as an equal opportunity educational provider and employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in educational programs or activities that it operates or in employment decisions.
El Districto Escolar Independiente Royal, es un proveedor de igualdad de oportunidades educativas y como un empleador, no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad o discapacidad en los programas educativos o actividades que realice o en las decisiones de empleo.