ESHS kills at Skills

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Eureka Springs High School has yet another reason to be proud of its students. Listed below are a few who demonstrated some awesome skills during the recent SkillsUSA Competition in Hot Springs:

* Junior Chey Pierce -- Elected SkillsUSA Officer

*Senior Dillon Reddick -- Gold in Wiring

*Junior Logan Reding -- Bronze in Wiring

*Juniors Chey Pierce and Sabrina Sexton -- Silver in Web Design

*Senior Kevin Crawford -- Gold in Plumbing

*Freshman Austin Crawford -- Bronze in Plumbing

*Senior Sam Drizner -- Silver in First Aid/CPR

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

Congratulations to our students who've mastered some important career skills, and to sponsors Sherry Sullivan, Mike Bonds and high school principal Kathryn Lavender.

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  • Not only will these youngsters have employment skills, but they will find their skills useful as they travel through life. Good job. I think all students should have some type of "hands on" skills, whether it be the typical plumbing, carpentry,electrical but also cooking, sewing, gardening and even animal husbandry so they can take care of themselves when the SHTF.

    -- Posted by rockpilefarmer on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 10:48 AM
  • I'm with you, Rock. We need more practical programs like these. Too bad Medical Professions was dumped in favor of computers. What a stroke of genius that was! Hear they're bringing over a middle school teacher (no practical medical training) to try to resurrect the program. We'll see how that goes ... Lucy Imrie (a registered nurse) would still be there if she'd been treated respectfully. Word on the street is that other good teachers are interviewing elsewhere for the same reason. As professionals, they'll give you other reasons for wanting out. But the truth is undeniable, and valuable teachers will continue to leave until something is done. And there is only one solution.

    And while we're on the subject, isn't it interesting that Kathryn Lavender managed to get her name attached to this awards story? After all, everything IS all about her. How many times did we see David Childers' name when students were sweeping every category under Larry Wicker's instruction? School used to be about the kids. Not anymore! Thanks, Wayne Carr. You left one heck of a legacy!

    -- Posted by sportline on Thu, Apr 26, 2012, at 7:49 PM
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