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Belton ISD grad wins SkillsUSA silver medal

Belton ISD grad wins silver medal
Posted at 8:29 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 22:11:05-04

BELTON, TX — Belton High school gets to add SkillsUSA silver medalist to their list of amazing student accomplishments.

Eighteen-year-old Belton High graduate, Peter Morris, claimed the silver medal at this year’s national SkillsUSA competition in Kentucky.

His vast understanding and ability to explain hydraulics got him gold medals in both regional and state competitions. He beat out 10 of his 11 nationwide competitors.

He said it was like time stood still when he heard he had won the silver medal.

“The awards are being broadcast. You see the bronze winner come up, and then they’re announcing silver, and you see your name. I stopped hearing. Just, I hardly remember the moment because I jumped out of my seat cheering,” said Morris.

Peter’s instructors say they couldn't be prouder of the hard work he has done over the past year.

“It’s very rewarding to see that level of commitment pay off and earn national recognition.” said Belton CTE instructor and SkillsUSA sponsor, Pietro “Pete” Giustino.

Peter said he may have brought home the silver, but all the students competing in the nationals are winners too.