KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two students from Hinesville earned honors at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 23-27.
Chanelle Craig, a student at Bradwell Institute, received the high-school silver medal in medical math. Yuolanda Carey, a student at Savannah Technical College, received a skill point certificate in preschool teaching assistant.
Top student winners received gold, silver and bronze medallions. Many also received prizes such as tools of their trade and/or scholarships to further their careers and education. In addition, high scorers received skill point certificates, which were awarded in 86 occupational and leadership areas.
All contests are run and judged by industry experts using industry standards for employment. Contests assess hands-on, employability and academic skills.
According to SkillsUSA, more than 5,900 students from across the nation competed at the conference.