Education achievements

Area students achieve at national contest

Carson City, Dayton and Minden students won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, where industry leaders representing more than 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

Ashley Andreas, Thomas Gall, and Zachariah Simms of Carson High School were awarded a Skill Point Certificate in promotional bulletin board; Thomas Liddle of Dayton High School was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in related technical math; and Mason Parodi of Douglas High School was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in screen printing technology.

Winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade or scholarships to further their careers and education. All contests are run and judged by industry experts using industry standards for employment. Contests assess hands-on, employability and academic skills. For more information, go to

Lyon teacher participates in AP Reading

Shanna Krueger, a teacher with the Lyon County School District, was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement Reading in U.S. government and politics.

Each June, Advanced Placement teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of AP exams.

During this year’s sessions, more than 12,500 high school and college educators evaluated more than 4.2 million AP exams.

The AP Reading is a forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. The Advanced Placement program enables academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school.


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