Englewood — On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA Chapter II held one of its first meetings of the year. Games, skits, and an important message about giving were all featured in the meeting.
The 2017-2018 SkillsUSA Chapter II Officers are:
• President- Fletcher Durham (Architectural Design) Eaton
• Vice-President- Alyssa Maul (Graphic Commercial Art) Eaton
• Treasurer- Elizabeth Newton (Graphic Commercial Art) Miamisburg
• Secretary- Kaitlyn Jurgens (Graphic Commercial Art) Tipp City
• Reporter- Emma Jones (Graphic Commercial Art) Wayne
• Parliamentarian- Samantha Taylor (Architectural Design) Wayne
• Historian- Megan Davis (Photography) Arcanum
• Alternate- Tessa Peck (Graphic Commercial Art) Valley View
The meeting began with the Official SkillsUSA opening ceremony, including the placement of the SkillsUSA logo. Following the introduction was a fun game of the 7 Second Challenge, a speech by former Photography Student and contest winner, Natalie Campbell, and an entertaining skit presented by the SkillsUSA officers on the importance of charity.
The meeting topic this month was centered on the importance of giving back to those in the community. Last week, from September 20th-22nd, MVCTC hosted a school-wide food drive to collect boxed mac n cheese and oatmeal for children who are not as fortunate. Not everyone has easy access to food and not everyone knows when and where their next meal is coming from. This food drive provides easy-to-make meals to local kids and families so that they don’t have to worry about having an empty stomach during the holidays. The meeting also featured Natalie Campbell, an MVCTC Photography graduate, who talked about her first-place win in the Ohio SkillsUSA Photography Contest in Columbus and her experience participating in Nationals after her big win. At the end of the meeting, the Skills II Officers held a macaroni stacking challenge to hype up the crowd and encourage them to donate all they can to help bring food to hungry children and explain that every box counts.
SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s workforce through a structured program if citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training. SkillsUSA enhances the lives careers of students, instructors and industry representatives as they strive to be champions at work. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.