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On June 21 – 23, 2016 students and advisors from across the state attended the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Delaware students represented our state in competitive events that included: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Extemporaneous Speaking, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Controls, Information Technology, Masonry, Plumbing, Prepared Speech, Technical Math, Welding, and more.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A delegation of 119 students and advisors from 6 schools represented Delaware.
  • Kimani Jackson of Howard High School of Technology was selected to sing the National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
  • 25 Delaware students earned 13 top ten finishes in the national contests!

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in technical careers. Through SkillsUSA, members have the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level.  SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. 27 students earned top ten honors as part of the national contests.

Place Event Name School
3rd Broadcast News Production Kyle Atkinson-Steele, Branagh James, Jordan Marine, Billy Voges Sussex Technical High School
4th Screen Printing Technology Brittany Jennings Delcastle Technical High School
4th Sheet Metal Kenny Oliver Delcastle Technical High School
5th Building Maintenance Hunter Brown Delcastle Technical High School
5th Advertising Design Sasha Reddy Delcastle Technical High School
5th Chapter Business Procedure Jade Collozo-Hernandez, Kimani Jackson, Cherish Queen, Kalea Rosario, Tevin Samuels, Chase Warrington Howard High School of Technology
7th Automotive Service Technology James Ferneyhough Sussex Technical High School
8th Electronics Technology Zachary Gafford POLYTECH High School
8th Job Interview Brook Santana Howard High School of Technology
9th Customer Service Coreye Ross Sussex Technical High School
9th Quiz Bowl Austin Albright, Syheed Booker, Sarah Geno, Noah Hetrick, Ryan Quezon, Delcastle Technical High School
9th Action Skills Nick Lauber Delcastle Technical High School
9th Employment Application Process Sariha Shipley Delcastle Technical High School

 

On June 21 – 23, 2016 students and advisors from across the state attended the 52nd annual National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Delaware students represented our state in competitive events that included: Architectural Drafting, Automotive Service Technology, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Carpentry, Computer Programming, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Diesel Equipment Technology, Electronics Technology, Extemporaneous Speaking, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Industrial Motor Controls, Information Technology, Masonry, Plumbing, Prepared Speech, Technical Math, Welding, and more.

Highlights of the conference include:

  • A delegation of 119 students and advisors from 6 schools represented Delaware.
  • Kimani Jackson of Howard High School of Technology was selected to sing the National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
  • 25 Delaware students earned 13 top ten finishes in the national contests!

Delaware SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) dedicated to students who are interested in pursuing their future in technical careers. Through SkillsUSA, members have the opportunity to participate in career focused competitive events, take part in community service work, and become leaders for the organization in their school, state, and at the national level.  SkillsUSA incorporates curricular and co-curricular experiences to emphasize the importance of knowledge, leadership, skill development, and teamwork. 27 students earned top ten honors as part of the national contests.

A list of all national finalists can be obtained online from: http://skillsusa.org. To learn more about Delaware SkillsUSA, please visit: http://delawareskillsusa.org/ or contact Mike Fitzgerald by phone at: 302.735.4015 or by email at: Mike.Fitzgerald@doe.k12.de.us.