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National Officers, 2006-07

High school parliamentarian Danielle Remillard attends Bay Path RVTHS in Charlton, Mass. Enrolled in a marketing program, she would like to become a career and technical education teacher. Remillard likes to hang out with friends and go to the beach.

High school president Andres “Andy” Guerrero is a criminal justice student at James Pace High School in Brownsville, Texas. Guerrero likes to hang out with his friends and family and plans to become a lawyer.

High school Region II vice president Brandi Farley attends Charlottesville-Albemarle (Va.) Technical Education Center, where she is studying cosmetology. She plans to be a leadership trainer. Farley also serves as a chapter and state officer for SkillsUSA.

College/postsecondary president Charles Young is in the drafting program at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee. He is already working in his own business, drawing house plans. He is an officer for Phi Beta Kappa and also likes to play baseball and softball.

College/postsecondary vice president Dwayne Hale attends Fort Scott Community College’s Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Technician Training Center in Frontenac, Kan. After working many years in manufacturing, he is starting a new career.

High school Region III vice president Ech’O Wilson, a student at Scarlet Oaks Career Development Campus in Cincinnati, wants to be a dental hygienist. Already on two dance teams, Wilson is in the process of forming her own drill team (the marching kind).

High school Region IV vice president Alma Limas studies criminal justice at James Pace High School in Brownsville, Texas. Limas wants to be an attorney and eventually run for U.S. president. She also likes to shop, hang out with friends and go to the movies.

High school Region I vice president Ashley Dixon is in health occupations at Warwick (R.I.) Area Career and Technical Center. Dixon plans to be a nurse practitioner in a hospital trauma unit. She is involved in cheerleading, Italian Club and student council.

College/postsecondary treasurer Haley Reel is a cosmetology student at Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville. Reel plans to work as a cosmetologist and eventually teach. For fun, she likes to shop and go four-wheeling.

High school vice president Adrian Perry studies commercial art at Eastland Career Center in Groveport, Ohio. He runs his own graphic design company, Smooth Strokes. Outside of school and work, Perry plays bass and keyboards in a church band.

High school treasurer Adrianne Coots is a cosmetology student at Dekalb County Technology Center in Rainsville, Ala. Coots wants to open a hair and nail studio. She is a student mentor and the captain of her high school dance team.

College/postsecondary parliamentarian Jera Schlotthauer is in the engineering program at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. She wants to work in both architecture and public relations. She is active in sports, including track, cross country and tennis.

College/postsecondary secretary Jaden Vettel attends North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. His goal is to be-come a leader in the diesel technology field. Vettel likes to travel, hunt and fish.

High school secretary Nicole Dillard is in pre-engineering at Cheyenne (Wyo.) Central High School. Dillard plans on getting a degree in architecture and becoming a project developer. She has two jobs: at a gym as assistant manager and at a golf course.

High school Region V vice president Alicia Brown goes to Reynolds High School in Portland, Ore., and studies commercial baking. Brown is also a member of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD). She would like to work as a counselor or teacher.

For more on the 2006-07 national officers, visit their page on SkillsUSA's website.


Honorary Life Members
Ralph Barnett, Tennessee assistant commissioner of career and technical education; Rex Jones, retired chapter advisor from Georgia and 27-year chair of national Opening and Closing Ceremonies contest; Dale Sendelbach of Indiana, national chair for Outstanding Chapter contest and volunteer for more than 30 years

Advisor of the Year
Darryl Jirinec, Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, Auburn, N.Y.

Outstanding Educators
Scott Soldat, SkillsUSA Arizona director; Ann Wick, SkillsUSA Kansas director; Michael Wiltse, director, Delta College Police Academy, Michigan

Student2Student Grand Prize Chapter
Western Arkansas Tech Center, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith

Torch Carrier Award
Larry Cummings, of Automotive Youth Education Systems Inc., driving force behind his industry’s support of SkillsUSA; Bob Schoenherr, designer and chair of national Internetworking contest, Cisco Systems Inc.

Gold Medalists

For a full list of medalists, visit:

3-D Visualization and Animation
(teams) Regional Technical Institute, Reno, Nev.; Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

Action Skills
Krista Donnelly, Sun Area CTC, New Berlin, Pa.; Krystal Parks, Central Oklahoma Technology Center, Drumright, Okla.

Advertising Design
Neil Renicker, Miami Valley CTC, Clayton, Ohio; Angel Acevedo, Robert Morgan Educational Center, Miami American Spirit (chapter) Central HS, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Louisiana Technical College Sabine Valley Campus, Many, La.

Architectural Drafting
Brandon Youndt, Brownstown (Pa.) CTC; Evan Friend, Rolla (Mo.) Technical Institute

Automated Manufacturing Technology
(teams) Niagara CTC, Sanborn, N.Y.; Wayne Community College, Goldsboro, N.C.

Automotive Service Technology
Scott Tonelli, Grafton (Wis.) HS; Nick Johnson, Montana State University Northern, Havre

Aviation Maintenance Technology
Brad Hoblit, Miami Valley CTC, Clayton, Ohio; Luke Zsiga, Tulsa (Okla.) Technology Center Riverside

Basic Health Care Skills
Jenny Robles, Thomas Edison High School of Technology, Silver Spring, Md.

Building Maintenance
Marshall Williams, Eastside Technical Center, Lexington, Ky.; Maria Escudero, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

Matt Andreasian, Salinas (Calif.) HS; Jim Parr, Hennepin Tech College, Brooklyn Park, Minn.

Denver Gravely, Central Westmoreland AVTS, New Stanton, Pa.; Jerry Lavender, Putnam CTC, Eleanor, W.Va.

Chapter Business Procedure (teams) Lawrence County HS, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

Chapter Display
(teams) Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.; Central Georgia Technical College, Macon

CNC Milling
Scott Richmond, Greene County Career Center, Xenia, Ohio; Charles Wiltgen, Joliet (Ill.) Junior College

CNC Turning
Zac Bieker, Four Rivers Career Center, Washington, Mo.; Alfonzo Uribe, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill.

Collision Repair Technology
Chance Hendrix, Northeast Technology Center, Pryor, Okla.; Dan Zoppetti, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay

Commercial Baking
Krista Burgoyne, Minuteman RHS, Lexington, Mass.; Kim Stark, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah Community Service (teams) Greater Lawrence Tech HS, Andover, Mass.

Computer Maintenance Technology
Mike Keeth, Twin Falls (Idaho) Senior HS; Roger Hankey, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City

Computer Programming
Karl Gibson, Minuteman Regional HS, Lexington, Mass.; Donnie Douglas, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Opp, Ala.

Stephanie Lijewski, Mecosta Osceola Career Center, Big Rapids, Mich.; Brooke Breen, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Crime Scene Investigation
(teams) Saint Clair TEC, Marysville, Mich.; Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Criminal Justice
David Snively, McEachern HS, Powder Springs, Ga.; Marquis Lewis, Caddo-Kiowa Technology Center, Fort Cobb, Okla.

Culinary Arts
Carmine De Thomasi, Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Mays Landing, N.J.; Joseph Mizzoni, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, N.Y.

Customer Service
Katie Webb, Conroe (Texas) HS; Curtis Byrd, Texas State Tech College, Waco

Dental Assisting
Jessica Conklin, Parma (Ohio) City Schools; Cari Jones, San Antonio College, Texas

Diesel Equipment Technology
Jessy Frisk, Mazama HS, Klamath Falls, Ore.; Cody Blanchard, Montana State University Northern, Havre, Mont.

Electronics Applications
Matthew Steely, Davies Junior Career Tech HS, Lincoln, R.I.; Tyler Rhodes, Linn (Mo.) State Technical College

Electronics Technology
Andrew Meehan, Berks CTC East Campus, Oley, Pa.; Cory Fowler, Vincennes University, Indiana

(teams) Whittier Regional Vocational Technical HS, Haverhill, Mass.; Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Extemporaneous Speaking
Louis McGee, Gateway Institute, St. Louis; Amber Webb, Dixie State College, St. George, Utah

Joshua Bond, Cass Career Center, Harrisonville, Mo.; Bryan Carr, Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

First Aid/CPR
Catherine Jarman, Polytech HS, Woodside, Del.; Bruce Sherwood, Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Food and Beverage Service
Stefanie Clark, Career and Technology Center, Williamston, S.C.; Rina Castillo, Louisiana Technical College, Lafayette

Geospatial Technology
Suzanne Roussie, University of New York, Buffalo

Graphic Communications
Michael Fleming, Kimball HS, Royal Oak, Mich.; James O’Gorman, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich.

Health Knowledge Bowl
(teams) Pickens HS, Jasper, Ga.; Cass Career Center, Harrisonville, Mo.

Health Occupations Professional Portfolio
Kara Freeman, U.S. Grant JVS, Bethel, Ohio; Janet Gallagher, Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Anthony Denning, Southern Nevada Vocational Technical Center, Las Vegas; Chad Fordham, Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

Industrial Motor Control
Andrew McCauley, Center of Applied Technology North, Severn, Md.; David Kolk, Gadsden State Technical College Ayers Campus, Anniston, Ala.

Lukasz Tomicki, Columbia (Mo.) Area Career Center, Columbia, Mo.; Scott Manning, Boise State University, Idaho

Job Interview
Allyson Callahan, Branch Area Careers Center, Coldwater, Mich.; Phyllis Jackson, West Georgia Technical College, La Grange

Job Skill Demonstration A
Tanya Foltz, Sun Area CTC, New Berlin, Pa.; Justin Novella, Texas State Tech College, Waco

Job Skill Demonstration B
Jessica Hawks, Franklin County CTC, Chambersburg, Pa.; Jessica Jones, Arkansas Valley Technical Institute, Ozark, Ark.

Major Appliance Technology
Christiam Diaz, Robert Morgan Educational Center, Miami; Andrew Elg, Hibbing (Minn.) Community College

Marine Service Technology
Justin Lawson, Eau Gallie HS, Melbourne, Fla.; Justin Frericks, Alexandria (Minn.) Tech College

Joshua Kimrey, Mount Pleasant (N.C.) HS; Austin Rising, North Central Kansas Tech College, Beloit

(teams) Alexandria (Minn.) Tech College; Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah Medical Assisting Meagan Thatcher, Brookhaven Technical Center, Bellport, N.Y.; Samantha Bryant, Griffin (Ga.) Technical College

Medical Math
Cameron Smith, Summit Technology Academy, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Anne Hendriex, Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Motorcycle Service Technology
Shawn Bell, Center of Applied Technology North, Severn, Md.; Casey Martin, North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton

Nail Care
Mindy Franqui, Sun Area CTC, New Berlin, Pa.; Maria Cruz, Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.

Nurse Assisting
Meghan Minot, Woonsocket (R.I.) Career Tech Center; Aidesha Brown, Louisiana Technical College Evangeline Campus, St. Martinville

Occupational Health and Safety
Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.; Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies
(teams) Harris County HS, Hamilton, Ga.; Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Outstanding Chapter
Buckeye Hills Career Center, Rio Grande, Ohio; Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque

Christina Levine, Eastern Monroe Career Center, Fairport, N.Y.; Jaqueline Hawthorne, Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, Ga.

James Banach, Lorain County JVS, Oberlin, Ohio; Evan Eppolite, Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, N.J.

Power Equipment Technology
David Vaughan, Seminole (Fla.) Vocational Educational Center; Dan Reese, Alexandria (Minn.) Tech College Practical Nursing Amy Colson, Mid-East CTC, Zanesville, Ohio; Sandra Silva, Diman RVTHS, Fall River, Mass.

Precision Machining Technology
Jeff Washburn, East Valley Institute of Technology, Mesa, Ariz.; James Karr, Saint Paul College, St. Paul, Minn.

Prepared Speech
Jessica Ruffalo, Communications Academy, Vancouver, Wash.; Kaitie Young, College of Eastern Utah, Price

Preschool Teaching Assistant
Heather Bannister, Oswego (Ill.) HS; Shelley Hoster, Gwinnett Technical College, Lawrenceville, Ga.

Principles of Technology
Carroll Cahoon, Delaware (Ohio) Area Career Center; Thomas Brosher, Ivy Tech Community College, Muncie, Ind.

Promotional Bulletin Board
(teams) Sullivan South HS, Kingsport, Tenn.; Metro Technology Center South Bryant, Oklahoma City

Quiz Bowl
(teams) McMinn County Vocational Center, Athens, Tenn.; Tennessee Technology Center at Athens

Radio (Audio) Production
(teams) Benson Polytechnic HS, Portland, Ore.; Utah Valley State College, Orem, Utah

Related Technical Math
Shane Mello, Rifle (Colo.) HS; Jennifer Jordan, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick

Residential Wiring
Carrie McConnell, Shawsheen Valley Technical HS, Billerica, Mass.; Ryan Fitzgerald, IBEW 99 School, Cranston, R.I.

Robotics and Automation Technology
(teams) Central Lakes College, Staples, Minn., Vincennes University, Vincennes, Ind.

Sheet Metal
Alyssa Bouchard, Diman RVTHS, Fall River, Mass.; Kathryn Leslie, Ogden-Weber Applied Technology College, Ogden, Utah

Team Problem Solving
(teams) Southeastern Career Center, Versailles, Ind.; Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla. TeamWorks (teams) Miami Valley CTC, Clayton, Ohio; Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah

Technical Computer Applications
Travis Oostmeyer, Central Kitsap HS, Silverdale, Wash.; Kevin Duffy, Johnsburg (Ill.) HS

Technical Drafting
Spencer Estrada, Rocklin (Calif.) HS; Jeremiah Cook, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Tech Prep Showcase
(gold standard) Burlington County Institute of Technology, Medford, N.J.; Cuyahoga Valley JVS, Brecksville, Ohio; Ehove Career Center, Milan, Ohio; U.S. Grant JVS, Bethel, Ohio; Greenville (Ohio) Senior HS; Manatee Tech Institute, Bradenton, Fla.; Perry HS, Massillon, Ohio; Shawsheen Valley Technical HS, Billerica, Mass.; Talawanda HS, Oxford, Ohio

Telecommunications Cabling
Tara McQueen, Delcastle Tech HS, Wilmington, Del.; Dwain Smith, East Central Technical College, Fitzgerald, Ga.

Television News Anchor/Reporter
(teams) Sussex Tech HS, Georgetown, Del.; University of Texas at Brownsville

Television (Video) Production
(teams) Centennial HS, Peoria, Ariz.; Macomb Community College, Warren, Mich.

Total Quality Management
(gold standard) Bergen County Vo-Tech School, Hackensack, N.J.; Bremerton (Wash.) HS; McCann Technical HS, North Adams, Mass.; South Johnston HS, Four Oaks, N.C.

Video Product Development
(teams) Ocean County Vo-Tech School Brick Center, Brick Town, N.J.; Cape Girardeau (Mo.) CTC

Web Design
(teams) Twin Falls (Idaho) Senior HS; Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Perkinston

Josh Gillespie, Flatrock (Mich.) HS; Mohammed Farhat, Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor, Mich.

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