E-W, Meadowdale students earn top honors in leadership competitions

The Edmonds School District’s award-winning SkillsUSA Automotive Technology students. (Photo courtesy of the Edmonds School District)

The Edmonds-Woodway High School DECA Chapter brought home top honors at a Jan. 9 regional competition that included 800 students from 15 schools.

Two EWHS students, Emily Sager and Alban Vukaj, earned first place in the Hospitality Team event. Sager and Vukaj — along with 20 other Edmonds-Woodway competitors — have qualified to attend DECA State Competition, which will be held on March 6 in Bellevue.

DECA is an organization that aims to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marking, finance, hospitality and management at the high school and college levels.

In addition, four Edmonds School District Automotive Technology students swept the Puget Sound region SkillsUSA competition on Jan. 10 and came away as the highest-ranked Automotive Training Program in the Puget Sound Area. Winners included:

  • 1st place from Meadowdale High: Camren Skinner
  • 2nd place from Lynnwood High: Max Bird  
  • 3rd place from Mountlake Terrace High: Jonah Peterson  
  • 4th place from Mountlake Terrace High: Tynan Reymore

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