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Francis Howell senior wins Mike Rowe scholarship


Francis Howell High senior Jimmy Johnson received a $1,000 scholarship from the mikeroweWORKS Foundation to attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, the week of June 24-28. The scholarship will pay for travel and other trip expenses.

Johnson was nominated by his Lewis & Clark Career Center HVAC instructor Cliff Hesskamp and SkillsUSA advisor Kristin Brent.

Johnson took first place in the HVAC sheet metal category at the state SkillsUSA competition which qualified him to compete for the national title. The mikeroweWORKS Foundation was founded by TV personality Mike Rowe, whose “Dirty Jobs” program highlighted various skilled labor jobs across the country.

Additionally, three Fort Zumwalt students – Tate Mulnix, Jonathan Steensgaard and RJ Henderson – also qualified for the national competition.

At the state SkillsUSA competition in April, Tate Mulnix [North High] earned a gold medal in Electric Motor Control and a gold medal in written competition. Jonathan Steensgaard [South High] earned a gold medal in Auto Service Technology and a gold medal in written competition.  RJ Henderson [South High] earned a gold medal in Computer Information Technology Service and a gold medal in written competition.

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