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National SkillsUSA Competitor Brought Home A Bronze Medal!
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
They’re baaaack from Louisville, Ky., and weighing a little extra with the addition of a Bronze Medal.
Thank you to all our students for your fantastic efforts and for representing WSWHE BOCES at the national level.
A special congratulations to Caleb Cross, a Queensbury student, who was the Bronze Medal winner for the national high school division in First Aid/CPR in the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville from June 22 to 26. This conference capped a yearlong celebration of SkillsUSA's 50th Anniversary.
Below watch a video from the competition.
Jeffrey Plummer, graphic and visual communications teacher at the Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls, was wearing his SkillsUSA officer advisor, state reporter cap when he reported on how the WSWHE BOCES team fared at the national competition. “The BOCES had a very successful week,” Mr. Plummer said. “State officers Codey Pulver and Nichole Spoelstra earned certification for their three days of training in Leverage and Tag Tuesday. They also attended the three-day delegate session to be a part of the selection of next years National Officer Team.
“Our four students that competed in First Aid/CPR, Basic Health Care, Cosmetology and Nurse Assisting all represented well. Three of the four placed in the top 10 in the nation and earned industry Skills Point Certificates that represent they have the skills required to meet industry standards.
“Overall, New York placed in 12 different competitions at the conference.”
Below are the students who competed listing their name, competition, CTE program, Home School, CTE Center respectively:
Students who participated as officers:
Teachers, who are officers and advisors attended:
Students prepared for the national competition for months, often staying after school to be coached by their teacher. They have competed at a local, regional and state level to earn their place in the national competition. The competition measured a student’s hands-on skill in their chosen field of study as interviewing for jobs and public speaking. Students are given an assignment that must be completed within a set time frame and are judged by business and industry leaders.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. It was formerly known as Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA).