FHS Students Win State Competitions 



Fremont, Neb. – (Apr. 20, 2023) FHS has recently had several students compete at the state level in SkillsUSA. Many of these students medaled or were state champions. 


Congratulations to the following students:


  • Denver Fincham – SkillsUSA State Champion in Welding
  • Grant Rump – SkillsUSA State Champion in Criminal Justice (was also the state champion in 2022)
  • Brandon Gallo – SkillsUSA State 3rd Place in Precision Machining (was the state champion in 2022)
  • Emmanuel (Indigo) Salas – SkillsUSA 3rd Place in Photography


This year Fremont had 10 competitors in 7 different competitions at the Nebraska State SkillsUSA Conference. FHS students competed in Cabinet Making, Criminal Justice, Nursing Assisting, Photography, Precision Machining, Related Technical Math, and Welding. We are still waiting on scores and placing for the non-medalist. Contest coordinators and judges spoke very highly of the student members that represented FHS. 


“It was a good showing by our Fremont High kids,” said Brad Ryun, SkillsUSA advisor. “I think it shows the diversity that our students have and their skills.”


SkillsUSA state champions and national qualifiers will compete in Atlanta, Georgia in June at the national convention. 


“There will be about 8,000 state champions there competing,” Ryun said. “It is a really good chance for these kids to talk to people from around the country and learn a little bit about their culture and work hand-in-hand with them on certain projects. It is a huge chance for our kids to grow.” 


Since 2014, the FHS SkillsUSA Chapter has had 16 State Champions and 29 medalists.


If anyone is interested in donating to the organization for the cost to attend nationals, they can contact Ryun at brad.ryun@fpsmail or Keith Cunnings at keith.cunnings@fpsmail.org or call the school at 402-727-3050.




The mission statement of the Fremont Public Schools is to produce creative, adaptable, productive citizens committed to lifelong learning.