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SkillsUSA officers elected

When Telecom students come back to school in September, one of their first duties is to elect SkillsUSA officers for the new school year.

officers in red blazers
Josh Stuck, Ta'Jion Jeanty, Michael McClellan, Seth Hursey, Jerrl Bailey, and Brandon Hedgepeth are the new SkillsUSA officers.
Carl Daniels, Jr. photo

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization that brings together students, teachers and industry representatives with a common goal: ensuring our nation has a skilled work force. It provides educational programs, events, and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation’s classrooms.

For over 20 years, Telecom students have been participating in the SkillsUSA competitions and conferences. Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. take participating students to competitions at the district, state, or even national level.

The students compete in a number of different categories, and are encouraged to try things other than TV production, too.

Some of the categories they have competed in include "Live on Site" Video Production, Prepared Speech, Quiz Bowl, and Job Interview.

Last year, in the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) Rules Scrapbook division, Telecom students Michael McClellan, Jerrl Bailey, and Seth Hursey won at the District level, then won the top prize at the State competition, and then competed at the National conference in Kentucky.

This year, the SkillsUSA officers are:

President: Michael McClellan
Vice President: Seth Hursey
Treasurer: Jerrl Bailey
Secretary: Brandon Hedgepeth
Reporter: Ta'Jion Jeanty
Parliamentarian: Josh Stuck

One goal of the club is to raise money for expenses involved in attending and competing in the SkillsUSA conferences.

SkillsUSA officers:
Photos: Seth Hursey/Jerrl Bailey

President: Michael McClellan Vice President: Seth Hursey
Treasurer: Jerrl Bailey Secretary: Brandon Hedgepeth
Reporter: Ta'Jion Jeanty Parliamentarian: Josh Stuck