Paso Robles 6th grader takes home silver in national competition

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 16:30:31-04

A Paso Robles sixth grader came home with a silver medal after showcasing her CPR skills at a national competition this month.

Skylar Collins traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to compete with 6,000 students from across the country for the SkillsUSA competition June 24-28.

Collins, who attends Flamson Middle School, learned CPR while participating in babysitting camps. She says she was also motivated because she’s an older sister.

Collins’s demonstration of CPR won her a gold medal at the state competition where she qualified for the opportunity to compete in Kentucky where she was a National Silver Winer in job demonstration.

She is the only middle school student from San Luis Obispo County to ever advance to this level.

Flamson Middle School Principal Gene Miller says Collins’s success has sparked other students’ interest and they’re now launching a Skills USA chapter on campus.

Collins is among other Paso Robles students who brought home medals from the national competition.

Paso Robles High School officials say Mason Brown took home a gold medal in telecommunications cabling along with Audrey Hughes who won in early childhood education.

Three other student-athletes took home silver for their “Brains Before Gains” idea.

Skylar Collins