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Rowland Students Score Big at SkillsUSA State Conference

Rowland High School Students at SkillsUSA State Competition.

Rowland High School is proud to announce the exceptional performance of its students at the recent SkillsUSA State Conference. A total of 21 Rowland High students participated in the event, more than one-third of them earning medals in various categories.


The Mobile Robotics Technology Team, consisting of sisters Yunzhi Lin and Wan Ling Lin, secured a silver medal, while Eason Liu (pictured left) and Anthony Tan (pictured below) secured a bronze medal in the same category. These outstanding achievements highlight the school's commitment to developing the skills and knowledge of its students in the field of robotics and engineering.

In addition, Rowland High School's Ruby Wu won a silver medal in Architectural Drafting, showcasing her exceptional talent in creating innovative and functional designs. Orion Chen further demonstrated the school's strong presence in the technology sector by earning a silver medal in Computer Programming. Tim Xi added to the school's accomplishments by winning a bronze medal in Technical Drafting. This result highlights the school's dedication to nurturing students with a strong foundation in the practical application of design principles.


Another outstanding achievement came from Samuel Jeong, who earned a silver medal in Maintenance & Light Repair (Auto). This accomplishment showcases Rowland High School's commitment to providing students with hands-on experience and expertise in automotive repair and maintenance. (PIctured below students David Yang and Ryan Damis).

Along with these individual successes, the Rowland High School SkillsUSA chapter earned a bronze medal and was recognized as a Quality Chapter. This prestigious recognition reflects the hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence demonstrated by Rowland High School students and staff.

"We are incredibly proud of our students' achievements at the SkillsUSA State Conference," said Michael Frausto, the Skills USA advisor at Rowland High School. "Their hard work and dedication to honing their skills have paid off, and these results are a testament to the high-quality education and support provided by our staff. We look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in Career Technical Education."

Cinco De Mayo Celebrated at Telesis

Telesis Academy students and staff were surprised with a Cinco De Mayo celebration on Friday with a special performance by Mariachi Santa Monica, (Julio and Angelica Hernandez), parents of Jay (Julia) Hernandez. The mariachis serenaded the students as they walked onto campus and played througout the morning arrival. The crowd was also delighted with dancing from Ricky and Naomi Gonzalez, Nogales HS alum and student (children of Telesis PTO president, Betty Garcia). The event was coordinated by the PTO parents to share and celebrate Mexican culture on this special holiday.

Upcoming Spring Events

The Rowland Unified Performing Arts Center (PAC) is located at Rowland High School. For further information you can contact RUSD Performing Arts Center Manager Mark Villalobos at


  • Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:00 PM – Rowland High School (RHS) Dance Performance (PAC)
  • Friday, May 12 @ 7:00 PM – Rowland High School (RHS) Choir Pop Show (PAC)
  • Saturday, May 13 @ 7:00 PM – RHS Choir Pop Show (PAC)
  • Tuesday, May 16 @ 6:00 PM – Spring Strings Showcase (PAC)
  • Friday, May 19 @ 7:00 PM – Nogales High School (NHS) & Telesis Academy Choir Spring Concert (PAC)
  • Tuesday, May 23 @ 5:30 PM – RHS & Alvarado Band Concert (PAC)
  • Tuesday, May 23 @ 7:00 PM – RHS & Alvarado Orchestra Concert (PAC)
  • Wednesday, May 24 @ 6 PM – NHS Senior Awards Night (NHS Gym)
  • Wednesday, May 24 @ 6:30 PM – Oswalt Academy Band/Choir (PAC)
  • Tuesday, May 30 @ 7 PM – RHS Senior Awards Night (PAC)
  • Wednesday, May 31 @ 5:00 PM - Santana High School Graduation (PAC)


  • Thursday, June 1 @ 5:00 PM – Rowland High School Graduation (RHS Stadium)
  • Thursday, June 1 @ 5:00 PM – Nogales High School Graduation (NHS Stadium)


Rowland Recreation just started registration for its Summer Session and Summer Swim!

Families can look for classes and register their kids online at

May 8, 2023 Issue RUSD News Editor

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