Thursday, March 18, 2010

SkillsUSA at Sandy Creek Makes History

SkillsUSA students at Sandy Creek High achieved milestones for the school at the annual Georgia SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta.

For the first time in the history of the school’s chapter, a student was elected to the slate of officers. Sophomore Addie Davis was among the seven candidates chosen with the highest ballot count. As an officer, Davis will assume a leadership role representing the more than 8,000 members of the SkillsUSA Georgia organization. The office she will hold will be determined during the State Officer Training held in June. The official offices are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Reporter, Parliamentarian and Historian. Davis will attend the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Montana in June, fulfilling her first official duty as a state officer.

Another state conference winner was competitor Dylan Stinchcomb who was a third place medalist in Diesel Equipment Technology. He received $14,500 in scholarships toward his post-high school plans to enter the field of Automotive Service Technology.

Other contestants included: Iffie Awachie, Addie Davis, Katie Humphries, Molly Jones, Andrew Kampras, Alex Koury and Julian Miller (Quiz Bowl), Robbie Chontos (Graphic Communications), Kaney Cowart (Advertising Design), Josh Duhon (Promotional Design), Mike Dukes (Automotive Brakes), Jared Johnson (Promotional Design), Chris Matthews and Briana Courtois (Web Design), Jonathan Strickland (Promotional Design), Marissa Shenkle (Extemporaneous Speaking), Chris Matthews and Briana Courtois (Web Design).

The Sandy Creek SkillsUSA chapter also was one of five in the state recognized for having the most increased membership for the current school year. The school’s chapter is the 10th largest in the state.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry leaders working together to ensure a skilled work force for America. More than 310,000 Career & Technical Education members work in SkillsUSA to develop leadership, technical, and professional skills. These students partner with industry to develop their skills through leadership development, competition, and community service.

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