EHOVE students develop leadership skills

by Kendra Ward : August 05, 2010

A group of EHOVE students joined about 270 other high school students and advisors from about 35 other schools at Hocking College from July 19-23 for the SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Conference.  Students received the necessary training to lead their local chapter of SkillsUSA for the year with activities including a creed challenge, leadership sessions, team building, community service project and competitions.

Several EHOVE students earned the Statesman Award, which recognizes team members who have demonstrated leadership skills and mastered certain requirements in leadership training. To earn the award, students participated in team building and competitive events sponsored in part by the Ohio Army National Guard, Hocking College and the U.S. Army.  Students also worked on community service projects like landscaping, light construction, cleanups and painting projects sponsored in part by Toolbox for Education grants from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation.

The following EHOVE students are SkillsUSA officers and voting delegates who earned the Statesman Award:

• Linda Biemler, Health Tech, Edison High School
• Cody Decker, Diesel, Huron High School
• Christen Dillon, Visual Communications Design, Western Reserve High School
• Heaven Gunn, Criminal Justice, Norwalk High School
• Amber Harkey, Health Tech, Huron High School
• Amy Pocock, Criminal Justice, Norwalk High School
• Victoria Stutler, Criminal Justice, Western Reserve High School
• Kayla White, Visual Communications Design, Western Reserve High School
• Alandra Willis, Criminal Justice, Danbury High School
• Nicole Yeckley, Health Careers, Bellevue High School

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.  The Ohio chapter provides its 31,505 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.


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(L-R) Front row: Alandra Willis, Amy Pocock, Victoria Stutler. Middle row: Heaven Gunn, Linda Biemler, Amber Harkey and Kayla White. Back row: Nicole Yeckley, Christen Dillon and Cody Decker.