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‘Lake Law’ Wins at SkillsUSA Conference in Waco

Pictured are some of the award winners from the Canyon Lake High School SkillsUSA Law Enforcement Club. Collectively, the group brought home 11 medals from the SkillsUSA Texas District 10 Leadership and Skills Conference in Waco.

Canyon Lake High School’s (CLHS) SkillsUSA Law Enforcement Club, aka “Lake Law,” won 11 awards at SkillsUSA Texas District 10 Leadership and Skills Conference in Waco Jan. 31-Feb 1.

These students are enrolled in Comal ISD’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

“SkillsUSA competitions allow students to gain hands-on experience and build skills while working with others,” said Michael Tokarski, CLHS criminal justice instructor and club adviser. “Going to these competitions opens a student’s eyes to what other students are doing and to possible vocations. It helps prepare students for the real world.”

Students from CLHS brought home seven gold medals, one silver and three bronze. In addition, two CLHS students were selected to join the leadership team: Madison Crowder was selected as a SkillsUSA Texas District 10 officer and Krystal Cates was chosen as an alternate officer.

The following CLHS students received awards: Cates, Crowder, Kirsten Heckathorn, Zachary Collins, Brice Bartholemew, Jade Paz, Aiden Ballard, Sarah Shepard, Emma Coffee, Hannah Cortez and Max Palmer. Gold medals were earned in several competitions including criminal justice quiz bowl, CERT, prepared speech, extemporaneous speaking, customer service, criminal justice skills and first aid/CPR/AED.

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