Alice High School senior Serena Solano completed in the National Skills USA Thursday afternoon after she received a gold medal for her baking skills in district competition.

She started the Commercial Baking Skills portion of the competition at Thursday morning and will bake until 4 p.m.

Solano baked her way to nationals; after advancing the district Skills USA competition Saturday, March 28.

Solano loves to bake and prepared a pineapple pie, pumpkin bread, sugar cookies and a double layer 10 inch cake.

She has to follow the recipes given to her at the competition step-by-step.