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SkillsUSA Champions features our members' photography. We're looking for images of SkillsUSA chapters in action, or the kind that show individual members' concentration or perspectives. The photographer's chapter is awarded $150. For details, email (put "Image Photo" in the subject header) or write SkillsUSA Champions, P.O. Box 3000, Leesburg, VA 20177.

Constructing a state gold-medal winner, students from Louisiana Technical College’s Sabine Valley campus made their Chapter Display entry a collaborative effort. Left to right: Brandy Beaubouef (who’s also the state college/postsecondary president), Julia Crooks and Lydia Speight, in a photo by Eylda Thaxton.

The only difference between the average student and us is, we found the highway straight to where we want to be in life.
—Jack Frederick of Pittsburg, Kan., on career tech students

I think these are the people who are going to be doing the business in tomorrow’s world. This is never going to go away. This is the American dream that we’re all after.
— Larry Stone, president and chief operating officer of
Lowe’s Companies, at SkillsUSA’s national conference

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SkillsUSA Champions | Fall 2007 | Volume 42, No. 1
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