Fairfield Career Center Once Again SkillsUSA Model of Excellence
Fairfield Career Center’s SkillsUSA chapter has been named a Model of Excellence again this year, the second time since 2015 and among only 24 in the nation. The honor distinguishes chapters that promote the success of each student and SkillsUSA. Fairfield’s chapter was also recognized as a Chapter of Distinction with gold recognition at the State SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Columbus April 11-12. To be recognized, the chapter had to demonstrate how it helped members develop personal, professional and technical skills, along with the detailed activities that went along with that. Fairfield’s chapter was one of only four in the state to be recognized with the honor.
In addition, Fifteen Eastland-Fairfield students won medals at the State Conference at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Seven first-place winners advance to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference June 19-23 in Louisville, Kentucky. Those advancing from Eastland Career Center are Andrew Bachman of Groveport, Isaac Noel of Teays Valley and Bobby Seagraves of Whitehall, who competed in Career Pathways – Transportation. Gahanna’s Troy Davis won first place in Sheet Metal. In addition, Dental Assisting junior Caitlynn Dalton of Hamilton was elected state parliamentarian. Michelle Kraft of Hamilton was elected to run as a National Officer Candidate.
Fairfield students advancing are Dustin Browning of Amanda Clearcreek, who competed in Internetworking and Fairfield Union’s Noah Dennison in IT Services. Daniel Kroner, a student at Eastland-Fairfield’s satellite program in Gahanna, advances in Technical Math.