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SkillsUSA at Presidential Address

March 8th, 2012

Yesterday, we had the great opportunity to attend President Obama’s address about American Energy at the Daimler Truck plant in Mt. Holly, N.C. Two students were in attendance with us along with SkillsUSA North Carolina officials and Joan Higginbotham from Lowe’s and Bill Willett from Snap-on.

Obama Speech

President Obama speaks at the Daimler Truck plant.

Both the students actually met President Obama, shook his hand and got to say a few words.  Chance Litwin, our student president for the college division, thanked the President for his support of community colleges and SkillsUSA. Chance attends Gadsden State Community College in Gadsden, Ala. Lance Atkinson, our state president in North Carolina, also met Obama and was able to thank him.  Peyton Holland, our alumni liaison and college director in N.C., also got to shake the President’s hand.  It was a good day!

SkillsUSA group

From L-R: Glenn Barefoot, Chance Litwin, Joan Higginbotham, Lance Atkinson, Peyton Holland, Bill Willett and Tim Lawrence.

Special thanks to the American Association of Community Colleges for arranging the invitation for SkillsUSA.

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