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January 31, 2015

SkillsUSA honors Greenville students

GREENVILLE – Students from Greenville-area high school and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing over 600 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 99 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking. All contests are designed, run and judged by industry using industry standards.

Team AD (consisting of Kelsey McClure, Rachael Mann, Joey Wappelhorst), from Greenville Senior High School (Greenville), was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in Career Pathways – Industrial and Engineering Technology.

Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. The SkillsUSA Championships is for high school and college-level students who are members of SkillsUSA.

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