More than 2,000 students attended SkillsUSA Georgia’s annual State Leadership and Skills Conference last week, and 616 of them came away winners. Three of those winners are from Richmond Hill High School.
Students competed in a variety of events based on SkillsUSA’s high-school programs throughout the state — architecture, construction, communication, transportation, culinary arts, personal care services and public safety. Contests are based on industry standards, and they’re designed and judged by business partners. Business and industry partners welcomed competitors into their facilities to test their skills, and created a dynamic Career Expo for attendees.
The Richmond Hill winners were Abby Smith, who placed second in advertising design; Samantha Campbell, who placed third in T-shirt design; and a team entry that placed third in chapter recruitment video production.
“Through SkillsUSA, students learn skills that prepare them for the future and help them discover careers they love,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “As we work to personalize education for all students, opportunities for hands-on career exploration could not be more important. I congratulate these student winners and commend every student who participated.”
SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit organization that empowers students to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible citizens. SkillsUSA Georgia is the career and technical student organization for students enrolled in Architecture, construction, communication, transportation, cosmetology and public safety pathways in Georgia’s secondary schools.