School pride. Commemorating Sept. 11. Needing funds to send chapter officers to the state leadership conference. This combination inspired SkillsUSA students to design and produce patriotic T-shirts at Snow Canyon High School in Saint George, Utah.
The shirts, which sold for $5 each, feature a red-white-and-blue design of an eagle and the school’s Patriot mascot. Students in the school’s graphic arts program designed the shirts, and the chapter officers helped with the screening. The shirts were then promoted at the high school as well as at the local middle and elementary schools.
Staff and students at H.B. Ward Technical Center in Riverhead, N.Y., commemorated the Sept. 11 anniversary by displaying projects near a replica of the World Trade Center. Their projects included drawings, poems, short stories and handwritten notes. A formal ceremony included songs, guest speakers, a candle lighting and a tree planting.
SkillsUSA is piloting its Chapter Standards Recognition Program across the nation. Chapters are measuring their program activities and outcomes against a model for success. The standards are based on skills desirable in SkillsUSA members and tied to the National Skill Standards Board core employability/leader skill sets. These advisors have agreed to pilot the program:
Mark Aguilar, South Tech High School, Sunset Hills, Mo.
Mark Asmus, Sikeston (Mo.) Career and Tech Center
Annette Banks, Osbourn High School, Manassas, Va.
Greg Bauer, Clinton (Mo.) Tech School
Milton Bearden, Manchester (Ga.) High School
Benji Britt, Grenada (Miss.) Career and Tech Center
Nancy Burchell, Woodbridge (Va.) Senior High School
David Cassity, Brookfield (Mo.) Area Career Center
Kelly Chapman, Lebanon (Mo.) Tech and Career Center
Cheryl Corry, Woodbridge (Va.) Senior High School
Kristi Creel, Gardendale (Ala.) High School
Curtis Daniels, Crowder College, Neosho, Mo.
John DeLee, Hillyard Tech Center, St. Joseph, Mo.
Tracy Dodson, Columbus (Neb.) High School
Gloria Donato, Herndon Career Center, Raytown, Mo.
Wayne Dowell, Fox High School, Arnold, Mo.
Victoria Dunfee, Capital Region Career and Tech School, Schoharie, N.Y.
Bill Ernst, Perryville (Mo.) Area Career Center
Michael Gonder, Lex La-Rey Tech Center, Lexington, Mo.
Judy Gray, Corkscrew Middle School, Naples, Fla.
Ted Houx, Lake Career and Tech Center, Camdenton, Mo.
Ricky Jones, Grenada (Miss.) Career and Tech Center
Alta Kopetzky, South Tech High School, Sunset Hills, Mo.
Alex Kyser, Moberly (Mo.) Area Tech Center
Jeanea Lambeth, Gilbert (Ariz.) High School
Debbie Lathum, Current River High School, Doniphan, Mo.
Troy Madden, Center for Tech Studies, Plymouth Meeting, Pa.
Lynn Malenfant, Penobscot Job Corps Center, Bangor, Maine
Kari Miller, Chesapeake (Va.) Center for Science and Technology
Brian Moore, Lebanon (Mo.) Tech and Career Center
Nate Moore, William Chrisman High School, Independence, Mo.
Norma Morrison, Terrell Middle High School, Dawson, Ga.
Wendy Myers, Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, Mo.
Denise Myles, Gateway Institute of Technology, St. Louis
Brenda Noland, Cass Career Center, Harrisonville, Mo.
Scott Overton, Flagstaff (Ariz.) High School
Gayle Parlin, Licking County JVS, Newark, Ohio
Ron Pixley, Kofa High School, Yuma, Ariz.
Deonna Poynter, Franklin Tech Center, Joplin, Mo.
Lonnie Quesenberry, Tazewell County (Va.) Career and Tech Center
Cheryl Rees, Kendrick High School, Columbus, Ga.
Al Rios, Hill Center, Lansing, Mich.
John Rutledge, Franklin Tech Center, Joplin, Mo.
Kristine Sellner, Cottonwood River Tech Center, Springfield, Minn.
Robert Stringham, Edison Academy, Alexandria, Va.
Cherie Thomas, Parsons (Kan.) High School
Bill Voigt, Coon Rapids (Mich.) High School
David Vredenburg, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif.
Cindy Walters, Carver-Scott Educational Coop., Chaska, Minn.
Gail Wilson, Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Center for Technology
Diann Wolff, Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, Mo.