Local pg 11 8-2-19

Local student takes
prize at national
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Thompson student was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Cosmetology at a national championship, 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville.
She is a student at H.H. Ellis Technical High School in Danielson.
More than 6,500 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA Championships is the largest skill competition in the world and covers 1.4 million square feet, equivalent to 20 football fields or 25 acres.
Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 103 hands-on competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. Industry leaders from 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions planned and evaluated the contestants against their standards for entry-level workers. Industry support of the SkillsUSA Championships is valued at over $36 million in donated time, equipment, cash and material. More than 1,100 industry judges and technical committee members participated this year.


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