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Horses and twirlers and bands, oh my

The SkillsUSA chapter at Carthage (Mo.) Technical Center co-sponsored a Christmas parade in December with Main Street Carthage Inc.

The theme was “Christmas Remembered,” and the parade included more than 50 entries. County Commissioner Jim Honey, former director of the technical center, served as the parade’s grand marshal.

Categories included everything from school bands to horses and riders, to baton twirlers and best-lighted floats.end of story

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It's all safe, within sight

A River Ridge High student checks out the lab.

Photography and graphics students at River Ridge High School in Lacey, Wash., conduct a variety of activities to help them understand safety procedures in their school’s lab as well as on the job.

The students have created posters, a suggestion box and a pledge, all with the theme of safety. They’ve conducted lab inspections and planned and implemented a safety seminar and tour.

The latter featured a local visit to the Micro Graphics Unit at the Labor and Industries Department, where the students learned how films of accident reports are created and stored.end of story

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Holiday helpers

SkillsUSA members from Dixie Applied Technology College Campus in St. George, Utah, believe in helping the less fortunate, especially during the holidays.

Students raised $300 at a bake sale and barbecue. They cooked all the food, raised the money, went grocery shopping and then delivered food for Thanksgiving meals to three families. They also held a raffle to earn money to sponsor a family at Christmas. Local businesses donated a variety of items for the raffle, including a SIRIUS satellite radio system. end of story

Making a special delivery

Students at Broadmoor Technical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan., held a communitywide drive and collected two carloads of assorted baby items and fruit for fresh baby food. Supplies were delivered (photo, right) to Horizons, an alternative school that houses teen mothers. end of story

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SkillsUSA Champions | Spring 2006 | Volume 40, No. 3
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