Oakdale High School captured the Large School Overall Award at the 37th Annual Stanislaus County Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Approximately 750 students from Stanislaus County high schools participated in 16 competitive events at the Thursday, March 2 exposition and OHS was the top award winner in the large school division. In addition to the competitive events, 45 business/industry representatives exhibited and spoke to students during the Career Expo.
Leading the way for Oakdale, the Animal Husbandry team swept the top three honors in that competition with Rhys Ludlow, first; Kate Brown, second; Hayley Kuppens, third. It was also an OHS sweep in the Elevator Pitch event with Holly Hixon, first; Tyler Cooley, second; Nathan Luca, third.
Jenna Sanders took first place in the Job Seeking Contest and Cailee Flood was third.
In the Medical Occupations competition, Oakdale swept with Emma Frazer, first; Stephanie Mejia, second; Sebastian Orozco, third.
John Roche took second place honors in the Pitsco Drag Racing Light Weight Class and Shelby Waltman took third in the Pitsco Drag Racing Design competition.
In the Robotics competition, the team of Matthew Fox and Joseph Yakligian took first; Brooklyn Baba and Kelsey Shatswell took third.
The event was hosted by the Stanislaus County Office of Education.
Neighboring Riverbank High School also had a very successful day, as they claimed the Small School Overall Award.