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A bike path off of the Skyway, part of the intended Valleys Edge development.
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Margareta Grant-Dreher, Reporter • April 15, 2024

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Jaxon Strausbaugh (9), Morgen Resier (10), Zeno Beutenmueller (12), Shania Ruggenberg (11), Quinn Anderson (12), and Zander Renzi (12) working on a photo.
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Andres Coronel, Comic Artist • February 26, 2024

With the 2024 SkillsUSA Regionals competition coming to a close, results have been revealed for the next batch of State Competitors. This competition...

The boarded up parking lot of the old downtown 7-11 building
Safe Space Shut Down
Elliott Herlihy, Graphic Designer • February 19, 2024

In Chico, there is a clear and present issue with the amount of people that are unsheltered, and oftentimes living on the streets. There are...

Snapshot from security footage during the incident.
Altercation leads to alleged stabbing downtown
Julian Manning, Editor • February 13, 2024

On Wednesday, January 31, at approximately 12:11 PM, an altercation between several Chico High and Inspire students escalated into a stabbing...

Alyssa Christensen (10), Rylee Culter (10), Lily Massa (12), and parent helper Raquel Karach all painting a background for anything goes.
Behind the Anything Goes! curtain
Lilah White, Writer • February 13, 2024

Many naturally crave to see and create arts and theatricals. People star in everything from movies to common high school plays. Many commonly...

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Skilled students compete to win

SkillsUSA places high in state competition

Recently our SkillsUSA team went to compete in the state competition. The SkillsUSA competition show-
cases the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue
through the state and national levels.

This competition, eight students advanced to States. In Digital Cinema Production for regionals Wyatt Hervey (12) & Yamil Diego Nassif-Sanchez (11) placed 1st; and Marcus Snyder (11) & Zander Renzi (11) got 3rd. As our first year competing in 3-D Animation, Azalia Mutebi (9) & Corinn Richman (11) received 2nd place in regionals. For Photography, Morgen Reiser (9) placed 2nd and Enessia Estrada (12) got 4th. Students advancing got the choice to pick if they wanted to bring actors/models. People brought were Andres Cornell (11), Quinn Anderson (11), Lucas Funkhauser (11), and Caydence Lyon (12).

Digital Cinema Productions state competition’s Wyatt Hervy (12) and Yamil Diego Nassif-Sanchez (11) got 3rd place.

Yamil exclaimed, “I was on the edge of my seat wondering if we even made the podium when I saw we didn’t get first or second, but I was definitely relieved when I saw we made third and thought ‘Well, that’s not too bad.’ Overall, I’m fairly satisfied!”

We are extremely proud of our whole skillsUSA team and how much work and dedication they put into their competitions. From driving 10 hours one way to sleepless nights, they really went above and beyond for their assignments.

It wasn’t all grinding and work, they also got to relax in cool ways. Club members took a late night swim, had a movie night, and even went to Universal Studios.

Caydence Lyon (12) expresses that, “It was a slay experience!! I learned a lot about camera stuff and got to be with friends.”

Overall, the trip was a one of a kind experience packed full of hard work and fun.

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