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Index of Chapter News

Below is an index of Chapter News stories collected from Summer 2002 to the present. This index can provide students and advisors with helpful ideas for their chapter activites. They are organized by the Program of Work categories.

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Champions at Work

Professional development
To prepare each SkillsUSA member for entry into the workforce and provide a foundation for success in a career. Becoming a professional does not stop with acquiring a skill, but involves an increased awareness of the meaning of good citizenship and the importance of labor and management in the world of work.

Smaller Can Be Better
Lake Superior College in Duluth, Minn.

Chef Challenge Takes a Pinch of Teamwork
Career and Technology Institute in Victoria, Texas

Making Tough Times a Little Easier
DeKalb Technical College in Clarkston, Ga.

They've Got What it Takes to Reach the Finish Line
Illinois Central College in East Peoria.

Old Garden Becomes a Living Laboratory
C. Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology in Stockton, Calif.

Construction for Destruction
Hinds Community College - Vicksburg-Warren Campus in Vicksburg, Miss.

Christmas in April provides gift of a better home
Frederick (Md.) County Career and Technical Center

When Industry is the Customer
EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio

Learning That Pays
East High School in Madison, Wis.

It’s All Safe Within Sight
River Ridge High School in Lacey, Wash.

Trailer to Truck
EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio

See How They Run
Eastside Technical Center in Lexington, Ky.

Program Targets Thirst
Randolph Community High School in Glen Allen, Va.

Steet Rod Revs Up Publicity for Four Schools
Mayo High, John Marshall, Century and Dover-Eyota in Rochester, Minn.

One Human Being to Another
Plant City (Fla.) High School

Seabees Boost Program
Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.

Students Learn How GM Does It
Pulaski (Wis.) High School

Making the Unthinkable Thinkable
Central High School students in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Community service
To promote and improve good will and understanding among all segments of the community through services donated by SkillsUSA chapters, and to instill in its members a lifetime commitment to community service.

Texting and Driving Don't Mix
Greater New Bedford (Mass.) Regional Vocational Technical School

Bingo Benefits Homeless
Adams Central High School in Hastings, Neb.

Going to Bat for Children with Cancer
Bergan County (N.J) Academies in Hackensack

A Little TLC Lifts Spirits of Patients
Weatherford (Texas) High School

Showing Homeless Kids They Care
Southwest Career Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

No Food Bank? No Problem
Cross Keys High School in Atlanta Ga.

Bear Hug Tribute
Southern Adirondack Career and Technical Education Center in Hudson Falls, N.Y.

Making Wishes Come True
Osborne High School in Marietta, Ga.

Making Waves to Quench a Global Crisis
Somerset (N.J.) Vocational and Technical High School

Hurricane Sandy Relief
Eastern Center for Arts and Technology in Willow Grove, Pa.

Digging in to Help Out
SkillsUSA Michigan

Painting Teams Give Campus Quick Facelift
Radfod High School in Honolulu, Hawaii

Painting the Town
SkillsUSA Ohio

A Friends Longtime Commitment Builds to Funding, Donor Drives
Gray's Creek High in Hope Mills, N.C.

Teaching Kids How to Measure Success
Bethlehem (Pa.) Area Vocational-Technical School

Walk-a-thon Benefits Sick Children
Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, N.Y.

Tricycle for TOTs
Waubonsie Valley and Metea Valley High Schools in Illinois.

Finding Funds to Help Young, Young at Heart
Lumpkin High School in Dahlonega, Ga.

Lunches of Champions
Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson Falls, N.Y.

Just Like Magic: Turning Scrap Into New Toys
Lewiston (Idaho) High School

Social Networking Helps Troops
Tennesse Technology Center at Chattanooga

Freezin' for a Reason
Vinal Technical High School and Middletown High School in Middletown, Conn., and H.C. Wilcox High School in Meriden, Conn.

A Gift to Show Assault Victims Someone Cares
Clearfield (Pa.) County Career and Technology Center

Energy to Burn
Acadamy of Arts and Sciences, Detroit, Mich.

Painting and Planting
Antonio Lucchetti Vocational High School in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

School Effort Grants Wishes for Special Tots
Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth Meeting, Pa.

Formal Wear for Humane Care
Washington County Technical High School in Hagerstown, Md.

Like Ducks to Water
Pinellas Technical Education Center in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Tuition for African Orphan
Camden County Technical Schools in Pennsauken, N.J.

Makeovers Help Dogs Find Homes
Edison Academy in Alexandria, Va.

Serving While Learning
Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

Responding to Earthquake Victims in Haiti
Kenton Career and Technical Center in Tonawanda, N.Y., Albany (N.Y.) Career and Technical School and Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J.

Having a Heart
Regional Career and Technical Center at Coventry (R.I.)

Students' Work Helps to Repay Injured Soldier
Sun Prairie (Wis.) High School

One Man's Junk
Sarasota (Fla.) County Technical Institute (SCTI)

Getting the Picture
Hancock High School in Lewisport, Ky.

Easing Load Honors Vets
Douglas (Wyo.) High School

A Helping Hand Requires Lots of Fundraisers
Minuteman Career and Technical High School in Lexington, Mass.

Spare Change Stretches Far in Cancer Fight
John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center in New Cumberland, W.Va.

Sharing Comfort Food
Central Campus in Des Moines, Iowa

Expressing Gratitude with Dinners
Greater New Bedford (Mass.) Regional Vocational-Technical High School

They're Making Holidays Bright
Moultrie (Ga.) Technical College

Saving Lives Before It's Too Late
Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, N.J.

Building a Green Home
Joint School District No. 2 in Meridian, Idaho

Puzzle Pieces Giving Autism a Full Picture
Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School in Northampton, Pa.

Handprints Raise Profile of Child Abuse
San Benito (Texas) High School

Helping a Classmate Recuperate
Jones County High School in Gray, Ga.

Pint-Sized Podcasters
Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington, Del.

Cleaning Up in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ike
Texas State Technical College in Waco

Lifting Holiday Spirits
Bossier Parish Technical School in Shreveport, La.

An Appetite for Giving
Blue River Career Programs in Shelbyville, Ind.

Bedtime Stories, Love of Reading Brought to Life
Greater New Bedford (Mass.) Vocational Technical School

And ... They're Off!
Henry County High School, Paris, Tenn.

Stuff the Bus
EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio

Repairing and Outdoor Classroom
Platt Technical High School, Milford, Conn.

Cutting for a Cause
Chantilly (Va.) Academy

Helping Hands for those Who Help Others
University of Arkansas’ Western Arkansas Technical Center

For Birds and For Seniors
Grayson County Technology Center, Leitchfield, Ky.

Can Tabs Mean Happy Holidays for Sick Children
West Johnson High School in Benson, N.C.

Style for a Cause
Gloucester County Institute of Technology in Sewell, N.J.

Work First Then Play
Millcreek Center in Olathe, Kan.

A Double Benefit to Fixing Bicycles
Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyo.

Bowling for Local Boys/Girls Clubs
Sequoyah High School in Canton, Ga.

Restoring Historic Train Depot
Montgomery County Area Technical Center in Mount Sterling, Ky.

Boots Across the Bayou
Alfred Bonnabel High School in Kenner, Cullier Career Center in Marrero and Louisiana Technical College Sullivan Campus in Bogalusa

Taking Heart: Cookies Help Build Trust
Salt Lake Community College in Utah.

Pockets Full of Goodwill
SkillsUSA Texas students

Quilt Depicts Sweet Dreams
Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J.

Partnership Prepares Local Club for Kids
Area Vo-Tech Center in Russellville, Ark.

Shock Tactic Has Sobering Effect
Henderson (Tenn.) High School

Auto Show Draws Crowds
Mineral County Technical Center in Keyser, W.Va.

‘Break Away Fridays’ Fix Seniors’ Homes
Metropolitan Community College students in Omaha, Neb.

Saying Thanks Through Service
Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.

Encouraging Others to Try Something New
Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta, Ga.

Holiday Helpers
Dixie Applied Technology College Campus in St. George, Utah

Making a Special Delivery
Broadmoor Technical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Housing Evacuees
SkillsUSA Texas

Skills for Donations
Lamar (Colo.) Community College

Students Pool Talents to Help Horse Riders
Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, Mass.

Partners Pitch In
SkillsUSA youth directors from each district in Texas

Schools Send Aid to Far-off Friends
Irmo High School in Columbia, S.C.

Honoring Local Veterans
West Point (Miss.) Career and Technology Center

Skills Raise Relief Funds After Tsunami
Calvert Career Center in Prince Frederick, Md.

Making Their Holidays Bright
SkillsUSA Massachusetts officers and SkillsUSA Massacusetts Alumni

An Accidental Partnership
West Point (Miss.) Career and Technology Center

Bears Because They Care
Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas

Fund Raisers Help One of Their Own
Apollo Career Center in Lima, Ohio

America's Best - Past and Present
Columbus (Neb.) High School

Holiday Angels Grant Wishes
Howard G. Sackett Technical Center in Glenfield, N.Y.

Helping War Victims Survive Bombings
Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo

In the Path of Charley’s Wrath
Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton, Fla.

Literacy Efforts Get National Attention
Kendrick High School SkillsUSA chapter in Columbus, Ga.

Funding A Good Cause Tastefully
Bay Arenac Intermediate School District (ISD) Career Center in Bay City, Mich.

Fund-raisers Help Classmate Get New Heart
St. Charles (Ill.) High School

Computers for Cash
Kansas City, Kan., Area Technical Center

Hair Today, a Donation Tomorrow
Northeast Technology Center in Afton, Okla.

A Generous Helping
Broadmoor Technical Center in Overland Park, Mo.

Schoolwide Toy Drive Races Past Goal
Burton Technology Center in Roanoke, Va.

After the Storm
Parsons (Kan.) High School

One Human Being to Another
Plant City (Fla.) High School

Helping the Hungry in Nebraska
Norris High School SkillsUSA Chapter in Firth, Neb.

Helping the Less Fortunate
Burton Technology Center in Salem, Va.

Mentoring Means Commitment
Kendrick High School in Columbus, Ga.

Employment
To increase student awareness of quality job practices and attitudes, and to increase the opportunities for employer contact and eventual employment.

Learning About Careers from the Pros
Communications High School in Wall, N.J.

Going Viral: Their Work Saves Lives
Frederick (Md.) Career and Technology Center

Flu Clinics Reduce School Absenteeism
Worcester Career and Technology Center in Newark, Md.

Real Life CSI: Denison, Texas
Denison (Texas) High School

Don’t Forget to Say Thanks
Stratford High School in Nashville, Tenn.

Ways and means
To plan and participate in fundraising activities to allow all members to carry out the chapter's projects.

Got Talent?
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, Md.

Some Like it Hot
Mountain View High School in Stafford, Va.

Fundraiser's High and Tight
Chantilly (Va.) Academy

How to Turn Pie Into Dough
Broadmoor Technical Center in Overland Park, Kan.

The Strength to Raise Funds
Douglas (Wyo.) High School

Rolling for Dough
Calvert County Career and Technology Academy in Prince Frederick, Md.

Pink Hair for a Cause
Etowah High School in Attalla, Ala.

Picture-perfect Fundraiser
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) High School

Fundraiser Keeps Race Car on Fast Track
Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo.

Leftover Spuds Become Yummy Fundraiser
Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, Md.

A Model Fundraiser
Plant City (Fla.) High School

A Classic Way to Raise Funds
Brighton (Colo.) High Schoo

Parents Club a Big Boost to Chapter
Norris High School in Firth, Neb.

A Valentine Weave
Saunders Trades and Technical High School in Yonkers, N.Y.

Service to Others Doesn’t End
Upper Bucks County Area Vocational Technical School in Perkasie, Pa.

Crafting a Fundraiser
Orleans Career and Technical Education Center in Medina, N.Y.

Fishing for Funds
Chesterfield (Va.) Technical Center

A Crash Course Collects Cash for Web Sites
Warren Tech Career and Technical High School in Lakewood, Colo.

Providing Meals, Parading Wheels
Byington Solway Technology Center in Knoxville, Tenn.

Fund raisers Held to Honor Special Teacher
Duncanville (Texas) High School

Smells Like Team Spirit
Metro Community College’s Career Academy in Omaha, Neb.

Stars and States
Monroe County Area Vocational-Technical School in Bartonsville, Pa.

Chapter Event Finds Beauty in Fundraising
Bethel High School in Hampton, Va.

Blazers, Bucks and Buybacks
Parsons (Kan.) High School

Hot Welding Helmets Earn Cold Cash
Hobart Institute of Welding Technology in Troy, Ohio

Houses for Hounds
Manchester (Ga.) High School

T-shirts Raise Funds, Show Pride
Snow Canyon High School in Saint George, Utah.

SkillsUSA Championships
To offer students the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and be recognized for them through competitive activities in occupational areas and leadership.

One Big Twist on the Path to Winning
Canadian Valley Technical Center in El Reno, Okla.

Starting Over Knowing You're Not Alone
Manateee Technical Institute in Bradenton, Fla.

When Learning Is Criminal
Denison (Texas) High School

Public relations
To make the general public aware of the good work that students in career and technical education are doing to better themselves and their community, state, nation and world.

White House Teleconference
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School in Upton, Mass.

Governor Visits Chapter
North Point High School in Waldorf, Md.

It Only Takes a Minute to Get School Excited
Frederick (Md.) Career and Technology Center

Annual Projects Remember 9/11
Tulsa (Okla.) Technology Center-Lemley Campus

Partnership Yields New Squad Car
Fargo North, Fargo South and Davies High Schools in Fargo, N.D.

Getting a Charge Out of Technology
Union County Vocational Technical School in Scotch Plains, N.J.

Break and Mend
Central Arizona Valley Institute of Technology in Coolidge.

It Takes a Fire to Attract Attention
Spotswood High School in Penn Laird, Va.

Showing American Spirit
DeKalb High School of Technology, North, Dunwoody, Ga.

Donated Vehicle Provides Locals Double Benefits
GASC Technology Center in Flint, Mich.

They’re Glad He Asked!
Wayne (W.Va.) High School

SkillsUSA Week, Telling the Story
Cheshire Career Center in Keen, N.H.

Schools Partner for Profitable, Annual Car Show
Stafford (Va.) and North Stafford High School

Motivation to Make Plans, Not Just Dreams
Caddo Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA students in Shreveport, La.

Speedy Paint Job for Mini Race Car
Chesterfield (Va.) Technical Center

The Jaws of Victory
Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Ill.

Finding a Driver Who Fits
Valders High School in Collins, Wis.

Practicing Random Acts of Kindness
Moore Norman Technology Center in Norman, Okla.

Horses and Twirlers and Bands, Oh My!
Carthage (Mo.) Technical Center

Learning While Teaching About Service
Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, N.J.

Students Televise PSAs on Health and Safety
Harris County High School in Hamilton, Ga.

Engineering a Cleaner Way to Travel
EHOVE Career Center in Milan, Ohio

‘Monster’ Motorcycle
Ballou High School in Washington, D.C.

Students Meet Power Brokers in their State
SkillsUSA NJ State Officers

Getting the Word Out
Camden County High School in Kingsland, Ga.

Steet Rod Revs Up Publicity for Four Schools
Mayo High, John Marshall, Century and Dover-Eyota in Rochester, Minn.

Spotlight on SkillsUSA Oklahoma

Remembering September 11
H.B. Ward Technical Center in Riverhead, N.Y.

Social activities
To increase cooperation in the school and community through activities that allow SkillsUSA members to get to know each other in something other than a business or classroom setting.

The students should discuss and develop their own plan. Your role is to help them select activities which relate to their vocational training and to guide them as they develop their personal skills in communications, organization, planning and follow-through.

Chapter activities will provide some of the best opportunities your students will have to learn by doing. A successful program of work creates a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom and shop. Your students learn how to accept responsibility, work as a team, manage a budget, and handle success and failure.


Carnaval Builds Camaraderie
Mid-coast School of Technology in Rockland, Maine

It Only Takes a Minute to Get School Excited
Frederick (Md.) Career and Technology Center

Breakfast, Letters and College
Duncanville (Texas) High School

Service Learning
Part of the College/Postsecondary Program of work, Service learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

Better to Give: Learning While Serving
Students at University of Cincinnati’s Clermont College in Ohio and Central New Mexico Community College (CNMCC) in Albuquerque.

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