July 10, 2012: Congratulations are in order for the Columbus Technical College SkillsUSA Community Service team! Students Lourdes Mayo, Lindy Moore, and Kelly Wells brought home the silver medal in the national SkillsUSA competition held in Kansas City June 25-27. According to the SkillsUSA website, (www.skillsusa.org) the Community Service competition “evaluates local chapter activities that benefit the community. SkillsUSA chapters present their best community service project for the year. Contestants are evaluated on a notebook which reports their chapter’s community service project and on a live presentation, which is given to a panel of three judges.”
Faculty advisors Alicia Anderson and Karen DePineuil couldn’t be more proud of these students. Despite commitments to their difficult degree programs, taking National licensing exams, and preparing for graduation, Mayo, Moore, and Wells worked hard to bring awareness to a vital issue.
“They forged ahead in Kansas City as true advocates for the sensory disabled with their community service project,” Anderson and DePineuil said. “They wanted their message to be heard not only at a local or state level but at a national level as well. Collectively, these women demonstrated their allegiance to those with sensory disabilities and Columbus Technical College with all of the grace and finesse of the exceptional women that they are.”
The Community Service team isn’t the only group that did Columbus Technical College proud. Since they placed first or second in the statewide playing field, Chad McCormick/Architectural Drafting, Allysceaioun Robinson/Cosmetology, Katherine Baron/Major Appliance Repair, Trysheema Williams and Priscilla Pierce/Nail Care, Lauren Henderson/Practical Nursing, and Kenneth Morton/Precision Machining all earned a place on the national SkillsUSA stage.