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Going for Gold, SkillsUSA Helps Volvo CE North America Celebrate Articulated Hauler’s 50th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SkillsUSA contacts: Jane DeShong Short or Karen Kitzel 703-777-8810, jshort@skillsusa.org or kkitzel@skillsusa.org Volvo is launching promotion to celebrate the construction industry and support of students entering construction careers SkillsUSA is joining forces with Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their articulated hauler. Volvo CE created a custom-painted “Golden…
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A Grand Drive to End Poverty Everywhere

Lehi (Utah) High School students collected one “grand” to support Let’s End Poverty and to spread awareness worldwide. Within two weeks, these students collected and sorted bags of donations including clothing, shoes, books and household items and filled 1,000 plastic garbage bags. Funds generated from sales of these items are sent to the Choice Humanitarian…
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Voter registration in Hudson Falls, N.Y. Photo: Jeffrey Plummer, Southern Adirondack

Civic duty? Check

“If you don’t do anything, you can’t control the government. It’s your right as a citizen. You might as well use it,” says Colin Clark, a graphic and visual communications student. Clark was one of many who took advantage of the voter-registration station set up by SkillsUSA students at Southern Adirondack Education Center in Hudson…
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Monagle (left) and Hartman install warning decals. Photo: Alice Ofria, Minuteman High School Used with permission.

Not Down the Drain

Caitlin Monagle and McKenzie Hartman, environmental technology students at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Mass., have installed decals at catch basins that direct storm water into nearby Morses Pond, a local recreation area. The decals alert residents to not dump paints, trash and other pollutants into drains. Monagle and Hartman worked closely with a local…
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Photo: Patrick Badovinac, Kent Career and Technology Center, Grand Rapids, Mich. Used with Permission.

A Virtual Step Back in Time

In Grand Rapids, Mich., students at Kent Career Technical Center and Kent Innovation High School are collaborating on a virtual tour of Historic Fort Wayne (Ind.), site of a battle during the War of 1812. In a cross-discipline effort, students photographed re-enactors, built models and then created digital 3-D replicas for the tour. Once it’s…
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Lowe’s Social Media Challenge Winners Announced

The results are in, and SkillsUSA is thrilled to announce the Lowe’s/SkillsUSA Social Media Challenge winners!  1st Place, $25,000 community service grant — Palestine High School, Palestine, Texas 2nd Place, $10,000 community service grant — Capital Region BOCES, Albany, N.Y. 3rd Place, $8,000 community service grant — Palm Beach Charter Schools/Inlet Grove Community High School, Riviera, Fla. The…
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SkillsUSA Alumni Newsletter: January 2016

The latest issue of the SkillsUSA Alumni and Friends newsletter has been emailed to our list. You can read it online here. If you’d like to subscribe, please fill out this form.

Helping Kids Stay Safe

In Arizona, the law, public safety and security students at Pima County Joint Technical Education District have been working on a child safety program with Tucson police Detective Joseph Wall (pictured rear left) and officers Adam Shoun and Dave Schneider. In conjunction with the city police department and the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center, the…
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Ponciana High School Students

Planting Happiness

A pleasant learning environment is conducive to learning. So what happens when students step up to make their surroundings look better? Accolades. Comments like “the project caused the environment to look more alive and the people more happy” came pouring in when Eagle Construction students at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Fla., spruced up the…
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Pampering Services for Patients

Trezevant Career and Technical Center students in Memphis, Tenn., provide free cosmetology services to cancer survivors and patients during the school’s Cancer Pamper Party. Besides giving patients some relief from disruptions caused by treatments, offering services to actual clients rather than mannequins gives students hands-on, customer-service experience. Services include haircuts, pedicures, manicures, waxing and facials. Culinary…
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