2023 SkillsUSA State Championship Winners

  • 2023 state skillsusa state champions


    For the fifth year in a row, SkillsUSA honored the Oak Harbor Chapter with Gold-level distinction at the Washington State SkillsUSA State Leadership & Skills Conference over the weekend. Juniors Erastine Gee and Haily Hettenback were reelected as state officers.

    Out of 1,000 competitors in 80 contests in the Washington Championships, 17 medals were awarded to competitors from Oak Harbor High School, with four gold medalists heading to the national competition in Atlanta this June. 

    Congratulations to these outstanding Career and Technical Education (CTE) students and their advisers!

    Gold Medal Winners - Off to Nationals!

    • Mikell Green, 11th grade | Motorcycle Service Technology

    • Courtney Williams, 10th grade | Technical Drafting

    • Victoria Cangialosi, 12th grade | Architectural Drafting

    • Zoe Bever, 10th grade | Welding Sculpture

    Silver Medal Winners

    • Team Floyd Lentz, 12th grade; and Danny Peterson, 12th grade | Television Video Production

    • Team Erastine Gee, 11th grade; Courtney Williams, 10th grade; and Aurora Lartigue, 12th grade | Engineering Technology Design

    • Bailey Darnell, 11th grade | Photography

    • Levi Pullen, 12th grade | Technical Drafting

    Bronze Medal Winners

    • Team Victoria Cangialosi, 12th grade; Savannah Bovee, 11th grade; and Chello Jugo, 11th grade | Engineering Technology Design

    • Team Blake Riley, 12th grade; Christian Hattaway, 12th grade; Adam Nurvic 11th grade | Welding Fabrication

    The SkillsUSA Framework - consisting of personal skills, workplace skills, and technical skills grounded in academics - helps students fulfill the mission of the organization “to empower members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens.”

OHHS Instructor Lincoln Kelley Named 2023 SkillsUSA Washington Adviser of the Year

  • lincoln kelley with erastine gee and haily hettenbach


    Oak Harbor High School (OHHS) automotive instructor Lincoln Kelley was selected as SkillsUSA Washington’s 2023 Adviser of the Year. SkillsUSA State Officers and OHHS students Erastine Gee and Haily Hettenbach presented him with the award over the weekend. 

    As an instructor and adviser, Kelley is a champion for his students inside and outside of the classroom. He volunteers his own time to keep the shop open so students have the chance to build on the knowledge they have learned. He has worked to upgrade the equipment and automobiles utilized in his shop so that his students have experience working with the latest tools and models of cars and motorcycles they will be encountering in future industry jobs. 

    Kelley keeps in contact with local employers and frequently connects them with students who could benefit from the advanced knowledge they gain working in the industry. He demonstrates that students’ well-being and future are always at the forefront of his teaching and mentoring, and says that his primary goal is to prepare students for a future in whatever facet of automotive work they are interested in.