Champions At Work : No Limits!


Welcome to the South Pasadena High School SkillsUSA page!


SkillsUSA is a national CTE student organization that is based on Workplace Experiences, Leadership Development, Financial Management, Partner and Alumni Engagement, Community Engagement and Advocacy and Marketing. Founded in 1965.




2023-2024  Officers


Chapter Officers

President: Kevin Pietrzik
Vice President: Sophia Mertzel
Secretary: Geeyou Lee
Treasurer: Ryan Wong
Reporter: Kayla An
Parliamentarian: Chloe Moon
Historian: Bianca Lao
Videographer: Georgia Calvert




Facebook:  (Members)  (Public)


Twitter: @skillsusasphs

Instagram: @sphs_skillsusa


SkillsUSA State 2024


Gold Medalist-Kevin Pietrzik, Ryan Wong and Georgia Calvert for Outstanding Chapter


Gold Medalist-Chaslyn Bradford for Facilithon


Silver Medalist-Sophia Mertzel for T-Shirt Design


Bronze Medalist-Progs Sharma for Nurse Assisting


Bronze Medalist-Geegou Lee, Nicole Sawano, Justine Zee and Miriam Dever for Health Knowledge Bowl


Bronze Medalist-Ethan Kang, Peter Xie and Alay Shah for Career Pathways Business


Statesman Awards-Bianca Lao, Chloe Moon, Abbey Montgomery and Isabelle Mullican


SkillsUSA State 2023


Silver Medalist-Geeyou Lee for Medical Terminology

Silver Medalist-Chaslyn Bradford for Customer Service

Bronze Medalists-Linus Eisenberg, Treyton Freking, Cai Chun Lin and
Ethan Masjedi for Entrepreneurship


The South Pasadena chapter was recognized as a Gold Medal Chapter of
Distinction in the Chapter Excellence competition, and was awarded $3300 for
their activities.


SkillsUSA Nationals 2022




Caitlyn Chailitilerd - National Competitor in Job Skills

Robert Zelenak - National Competitor Facilithon


Allison Lee - National Delegate



SkillsUSA State 2021


Gold Medalists: Entrepreneurship; Gabriel Vogel, Nadia Cho, Peter Xie, Eden Kim, Job Skills: Caitlyn Chailitilerd, Facilithon; Robert Zelenak, Related Technical Math; Ethan Xie, Graphic Design Imaging Dye Sublimation; James Wooton




SkillsUSA Nationals 2021




Gold Medalists: The Entrepreneurship Team; Avik Gautam, Annalea Pearson, Oscar Cassidy, and Isha Zafra

Bronze Medalist: Graphic Imaging Dye Sublimation; Maya Villasenor.

Finalists (Top 9): Chris Kuizon, Kiana Dettman, and Cyrus Hulme


SkillsUSA State 2020


SkillsUSA Nationals 2019

Gold Medalists: Occupational Health and Safety Notebook - Jolene Lee, Talulla Chow, Luyang Zhang

National Delegates: Mollie Parker and Mahal Montes

Certificate Recipients: Screen Printing; Jeffrey Oh, Computer Programming; Alex Parra, Occupational Health and Safety Notebook; Jolene Lee, Alicia Zhang, Luyang Zhang 

SkillsUSA Nationals 2018


Bronze Medalists: Community Service; Liz Osoy, Sebastian Chinen, and Peter Suh

National Delegates: Damian Ugalde and Mollie Parker


SkillsUSA Nationals 2017


Bronze Medalists: Entrepreneurship; Danielle Choy, Natalie Deng, Hayley Villapudua, and Brandon Lee



First State President is Victoria Venardi

First State Gold Medalist in Action Skills

First State Gold Medalists in Interactive Game Design and Development

First State Silver Medalists in Robotics Urban Search and Rescue

First 100% Score in Community Service

The Conference brochure cover was designed by member Erin Soohoo

The State Conference t-shirt was designed by Ryan Chavez

We have received the Gold Level Chapter of Excellence, for the 3rd year in a row



**Thank you to our SkillsUSA advisors: Sandra Matson-Fennell, Cathy Mason, Mike Hogan, Garrett Shorr, Anthony Garcia, and Eef Vanlersal.**