• The Stephens County High School Cosmetology Chapter of the SkillsUSA program was recently honored at a meeting of the Stephens County school board for its recent designation as a SkillsUSA Nation Model of Excellence recipient. In attendance were school board and chapter members.

SCHS SkillsUSA cosmetology excels

The SkillsUSA Cosmetology Chapter at Stephens County High School was recently named among the top 24 SkillsUSA chapters nationally as a SkillsUSA Models of Excellence recipient.
    In recognition, chapter representatives Grace Clayton, project chair, and Savannah Day, former chapter secretary, participated in the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky., on June 20-24.
    Activities included Models of Excellence finalist interviews, an awards dinner at the Kentucky Derby Museum and recognition during the final session of the conference in front of more than 50,000 SkillsUSA members and guests.
    The chapter was granted a $2,000 scholarship from the Lowe’s Companies, Inc. for travel expenses.
    “The Models of Excellence program represents the very best in chapter achievement and community involvement,” said Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA.
    The Stephens County High School SkillsUSA cosmetology chapter defines excellence across the board, serving as a model for other chapters to emulate in strengthening their local programs.
    Students impacted by a quality chapter not only represent the future workforce, the students reflect the future of the communities in which they reside.
    Achievement for this award is based on student efforts in implementing key workplace skills including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic and organization in chapter activities.
    The hands-on approach of this program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. It also supports the personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development and personal growth.
    Specific characteristics defined within each skills area helps ensure tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming.    
    On Tuesday, Aug. 16, the SCHS cosmetology chapter was...

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