North Farmington student takes 1st in Skills competition

Jessie Yousif-Dickow, a senior at North Farmington High School, won first place at the State SkillsUSA competition held April 20 and 21 in Grand Rapids.

Jessie Yousif-Dickow
Jessie Yousif-Dickow (Farmington Public Schools)

Yousif-Dickow competed in the Automotive Electrical category against several students from 12 other regions in Michigan. The competition included both written and hands-on components. After the competition, the judges noted how impressed they were with  her knowledge and application skills compared with her fellow competitors.

“It’s tough being the only girl in a male industry,” Yousif-Dickow said. “Four years of hard work with Mr. Verbeke paid off. Glad to take home the gold!”

David Verbeke is an auto mechanics and technology teacher at North Farmington High School.

SkillsUSA, a national membership association, serves high school, college, and middle school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.

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