Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sandy Creek Students Earn Awards at State Leadership and Skills Conference

Six Sandy Creek High School seniors brought home medals from the 2009 SkillsUSA Georgia Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical education students.

Both MacKenzie Blanton and Kristen Stevens earned first place medals in Photography and Promotional Graphics Poster Design, respectively. First place winners are eligible to compete at the national conference. Blanton plans to be among the 5,000 state contest winners from across the country competing at the national level June 21-26 in Kansas City, Montana.

In addition to her first place win, Stevens also placed third, earning a bronze medal, in Advertising Design. She was the only student from Sandy Creek to win two awards at the competition.

Other state winners from Sandy Creek include Alex Brillant, bronze medal, Promotional Brochure Design; Paul Evans, bronze medal, Automotive Brakes; and Zach Bick and Dustin Hall, bronze medal, Website Design.

During the competitions, students work against the clock and each other, proving their expertise in various occupations. Contests are run with the help of industry, trade associations and labor organizations. Test competencies are set by the industry.

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