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SkillsUSA Chapter Named Among 24 Best in Nation

The SkillsUSA chapter at Sandy Creek High has received the highest national honor that a chapter can receive, making this latest national award the fourth for the school.

The Sandy Creek High SkillsUSA chapter is one of 24 in the nation named as 2020 Models of Excellence by SkillsUSA. This is the chapter’s fourth Model of Excellence award, having received the honor in 2015, 2016 and 2018. The national program recognizes the integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities.

The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA framework for student development. Specific characteristics within each skill area ensure tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming. Achievement is measured by the effectiveness of students in implementing the chapter activities including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic, and organization. The hands-on approach of the program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.