Lana Hiskey

The Maple Mountain High students in Nebo School District won first place at nationals at the SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication competition in Louisville, Kentucky. The National Champions are Tosh Davis, Ben Warnick, and Tyler Christmas. Jared Massic is their welding adviser.

There were 37 state champion teams that competed, so they were up against some very challenging competition mentioned Lorraine Davis. She said, “Thank you to Jared Massic, their amazing instructor, and Nebo School District for supporting these stellar CTE programs and for supporting SkillsUSA! We are very proud of these boys!”

Shauna Warnick said, “We parents are so grateful for Jared Massic. He is a stellar man of character and great talent in teaching youth. Our sons have become better men because of his gifted mentoring.”

This is the 53rd annual National Leadership and Skills Conference. More than 16,000 people – including students, teachers, and business partners – attended in the weeklong event. More than 6,000 outstanding career and technical education students – all state winners – competed in hands-on competitions in 100 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. Student work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in occupations.

Congratulations to this exceptional team and program.