Learning to lead

A group of seven EHOVE students joined hundreds of other high school students and advisors from high schools throughout Ohio at Hocking College from July 14-18 for the SkillsUSA Leadership Conference.  Students received the necessary training to lead their local chapter of SkillsUSA with activities including a creed challenge, leadership sessions, team building, college readiness and competitions. 

Throughout the week, team members worked to earn their Statesman Award by participating in SkillsUSA leadership and competitive events sponsored in part by the Ohio Army National Guard and Hocking College.  Those earning the award from EHOVE including the following students and instructors:

  • Tony Alvarez, Diesel Tech (Huron HS)
  • Cassie Clark, Visual Media Tech (Western Reserve HS)
  • Khein Mesenburg, Visual Media Tech (Edison HS)
  • Kailie Prater, Exercise Science & Rehab Therapy (South Central HS)
  • Samantha Simkus, Visual Media Tech (Perkins HS)
  • Shawna Vienhaus, Criminal Justice (Danbury HS)
  • Caleb Whidden, Auto Tech (Norwalk HS)
  • Fay Felske-Health Tech Instuctor and SkillsUSA Advisor
  • Randy Hammill- Diesel Tech Instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor

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.

PHOTO:  (L-R)  Front row:  Caleb Whidden, Shawna Vienhaus, Samantha Simkus, Khien Mesenburg.  Back row:  Fay Felske, Tony Alvarez, Cassie Clark, Kailie Prater.