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2004-2005 National Officer Team

Being a national officer is fun and rewarding, but also challenging. Do you have what it takes? Find out from the new team.

Your national high school president, Carolyn Kimbrel, is a health care science student at Lee County High School in Leesburg, Ga. She likes to play the piano and is very active in a youth group, the Lee Focus Youth Advisory Team. Kimbrel plans on becoming a nurse practitioner.

Ellis Lance is the national high school vice president. Lance attends Dekalb County Tech Center in Rainsville, Ala., where he is studying masonry. He plans to attend Jacksonville State University to become a math teacher. Ellis also hopes to become a sports coach.

Somewhere among his many goals, Elias Tello lists being on the cover of the national leadership handbook. For now he’ll have to be satisfied with being national high school secretary. When not pursuing modeling, Tello studies criminal justice at Townview Government and Law in Dallas.

Treasurer Buddy Finnie attends Wylie High School in Texas, where he is studying media technology. This varsity football player and wrestler stays active in his church youth group. Finnie wants to attend a military academy and eventually become a lawyer.

Blake Jackson is serving as national high school parliamentarian. Jackson is a student at Springdale High School in Arkansas, where he is an architectural drafting/building trades student. He wants to pursue an Air Force career as a nuclear weapons specialist.

Newly elected Region I Vice President Melissa Weisinger is a performing arts student at Ocean County Vocational-Technical school in Lakehurst, N.J. She plans to attend the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, to major in music education.

Region II Vice President Kali Cadle studies computer-assisted drafting at Dutch Fork High in Irmo, S.C. She plans to attend college to study architecture and business. In addition to SkillsUSA, Cadle stays involved at her school on the swim and track teams and serves on the principal’s council.

Region III Vice President Nicholas Wettee attends Eastland Career Center in Groveport, Ohio, where he is a dental assisting student. Originally from Liberia on the west coast of Africa, Wettee and his family emigrated to escape the civil war there. He plans to attend college and dental school.

Region IV Vice President Heather Taylor is a cosmetology student at Central Technology Center in Drumright, Okla. Taylor is a little bit more than 500 hours away from being able to take her state board exam. Although she hates doing pedicures, she still plans on working in a salon.

Region IV Vice President Jeremiah Schenzel goes to Carson High School in Carson City, Nev. He is a culinary arts student. Schenzel plays soccer and is active in the student council. However, cooking is his greatest passion and he looks forward to a career in the restaurant business.

National College/Postsecondary President Bryan Doxford, “Dox” to his friends, is a student at Dixie State College in St. George, Utah. A SkillsUSA member for seven years, Doxford also participates in the Big Brother program. He’s studying business administration and speaks fluent Spanish.

Running for national office was good practice for Peyton Holland, national college/postsecondary vice president. One day, he plans to run for governor. Until he can move into the governor’s mansion, Holland attends N.C. State University in Raleigh, where he is a business administration student.

Serving others is something Sonja Lake already knows how to do, so your college/postsecondary national secretary will surely serve you well. She works as a licensed registered professional nurse. She’s a mom and a double major in nursing and education at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

His friends might know him as a human beatbox, but Lloyd Daniel, college/postsecondary treasurer, is much more. Daniel attends Herndon Career Center in Raytown, Mo., where he’s a computer networking student. He would like to train others in public speaking and presentations.

National college/postsecondary parliamentarian Brice Harader-Pate is busy. In addition to SkillsUSA, she’s starting her first semester at Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kan. She’s also an athlete and a musician. The debut CD by her band 25’ 7 will be out soon on In-Pop records! End of story

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