AHS Takes SkillsUSA

All three will work together as their duties involve state convention planning, training, as well as representing our area on key issues.


Also attending and serving as officer trainers were SkillsUSA National Vice-President and former State President, Aberdeen Senior Karmen Ayres and AHS Alum and Past SkillsUSA National President Katie Grimnes.


Nicole Tanselli and Jenna Prater also earned their Statesman award. This is an award based off of SkillsUSA knowledge and application.


In June, all five ladies attended the SkillsUSA National Convention held in Kansas City where Erika and Nicole served as voting delegates with Karmen’s successful bid to be a national officer, while Jenna competed in Audio Production and placed eighth in the nation.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives; working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college 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).