Advanced leadership training
EHOVE Forensic Science students Natasha Cromwell (Edison HS) and Kris Hill (Norwalk HS) were elected Regional Officers for SkillsUSA. Cromwell and Hill traveled to Washington D.C. for Regional Officer Training Institute (ROTI). This opportunity is for elected regional officers in SkillsUSA to attend an elite professional development training at SkillsUSA’s headquarters in Leesburg, Virginia.
This year, EHOVE has two of the seven Northwest Ohio regional officers, with a total of 42 regional officers statewide. The officers participate in a variety of leadership, advocacy and teambuilding activities. They tour Washington D.C. with Capital Hill visits, Arlington National Cemetery and witness a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns, memorials, and Smithsonian museums.
“We are extremely proud of Natasha and Kris for being elected as Regional Officers,” said EHOVE Assistant Director Erika Beckman. “Each office typically has six to eight students competing for the same office within their region. All of our students did a great job of delivering their speeches, as I heard from teachers and administrators from other schools, as well as our own staff that attended. To end the day with two officers out of seven was very exciting. Natasha and Kris deserved to attend the ROTI training through their efforts and hard work leading up to the election. They both had a great time and will remember this trip for a very long time.”
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+ 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.
To see a video of Natasha and Kris talking about their trip and training, go to www.youtube.com/EHOVEworks.