There were 68 students who competed. Of those, 22 earned medals and two qualified for the national competition.
Diesel Tech student Devon Grosswiler (Danbury High School) will compete in the Diesel Equipment category at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. from June 25 to 29.
Early Childhood Education student Mariah Skaggs (Edison High School) will compete in the Early Childhood Education category at the FCCLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta from June 28 to July 2.
EHOVE students have several reasons for participating in SkillsUSA, FCCLA and each organization's competitions. The leadership opportunities, community service work, chance to apply the career field skills they’ve learned, and professional connections and opportunities are some examples.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The Ohio chapter provides its 31,500-plus career-technical education members, which includes many EHOVE students, the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state and national competitive events, and encourages students to give back to the community through various community service activities.
FCCLA is an association that allows students to participate in competitive events that further their knowledge of skills in their career field, fundraisers, community service projects and social chapter activities.
Here is how local students performed at the state level:
FCCLA national qualifier: Mariah Skaggs, Edison, 2nd place, gold, early childhood education
FCCLA individual events: Mariah Skaggs, Edison, 2nd place, gold, language and literacy; Stephanie Mazur, Monroeville, gold, language and literacy; Corina Ellison, Western Reserve, silver, curriculum unit development
SkillsUSA individual events: Sam Vanderpool, Norwalk, bronze, criminal justice
SkillsUSA team events: Sam Pullen, Edison, and Summer Conley, New London, bronze, promotional bulletin board; Olivia Stieber, St. Paul; Kelsie Urich, Norwalk; Lily Antonio, South Central; and Katerina Trevino, Norwalk, silver, entrepreneurship; Hailey Zimmerman, Norwalk, and Joscelyn Hehrer, Edison, bronze, entrepreneurship