SkillsUSA Champions Magazine

Summer 2015

SkillsUSA Champions magazine Summer 2015

Volume 49, No. 4

Fifty Years of Champions at Work

Welding Lives to Serving Others

Their Gratitude Shines Brightly

Gold Standard

Summer 2015 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Hannah Stoutamyer of Mapleton, Maine. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2015

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An American Dream

A Positive Gain for Every Problem

Surveying, Serving and Dreaming

‘An Inner Quality’

Spring 2015 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Ty Seeman of Churchville, N.Y. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2015

SkillsUSA Champions Winter 2015Volume 49, No. 2

50 Ways to Win

Back on Track

More Amazing Comebacks

Gold Standard: Winning Team

Winter 2015 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Karson Fair of Benson, N.C. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2014

SkillsUSA Champions magazine, Fall 2014Volume 49, No. 1

Celebrating an Amazing … Exciting … (and Particularly) Humbling Year

On the Road of Life’s Adventures

Always Learning Something New

Making the Cut

Gold Standard: Alumni

Fall 2014 Lesson Plan

On the cover:SkillsUSA Champion Dante Foggy of Burlington, N.J. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2014

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She’s Wheeling Her Way to the Top

One Big Twist on the Path to Winning

A Bridge Between Two Lives

Gold Standard: Student TAG, You’re It!

Summer 2014 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Krystina Brown of Greece, N.Y. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2014

coverSpring2014Volume 48, No. 3

The Power of Three

Root to Stem: Sowing the Seeds of Change

Gold Standard: Student

Small Steps Lead to Big Results

Spring 2014 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Nicholas Perez of Bradbury, Calif. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2014

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Readjust Our National Focus

Gold Standard: Student and Teacher

Insider’s Guide to Championships

The Scent of Career Success

Winter 2014 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Sharen Hau of Flemington, N.J. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2013

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WorldSkills Competition

This Team is SkillsUSA Strong

Where There’s Smoke

Building Better Lives, One at a Time

Mike Rowe: Work Smart and Hard

Fall 2013 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Matthew Drotar of Thornton, Colo. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2013

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Containing a Cyberepidemic

Ready for Germany

The Life of a Food Stylist

Gold Standard: Students

Summer 2013 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Ruby Ramirez of Somerton, Ariz. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2013

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It’s All in the Game

Belief Towers Over Fear

Making Waves to Quench a Global Crisis

Spring 2013 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Chris Mancuso of Parkersburg, W.Va. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2013

coverWinter2013Volume 47, No. 2

SkillsUSA Championships Insider’s Guide

Keys to Winning: What Competitors Have Learned

Gold Standard: Father and Son

Winter 2013 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Samantha Cain of Cleveland, Ga. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2012

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If I Had a Hammer: Building Dreams

National Officers Turning Heads

A Safe Place

Standing Room Only

Fall 2012 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Michael Tomás of Bradenton, Fla. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2012

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Gold Standard: Survivor

Where Are They Now? Models of Success 2002-2012

Going Viral: Their Work Saves Lives

Summer 2012 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Artiqua Dubois of Burlington, Vt. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2012

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Gold Standard: Student Leaders

Go, Diego, Go!

From Invisible to Visible Children

Spring 2012 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Alva Poulos of Cranston, R.I. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2012

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SkillsUSA WorldTeam in London

Tenth Annual Championships Insider’s Guide

Gold Standard: Twice a National Medalist

Winter 2012 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Loran Strickland of Holcomb, Miss. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2011

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Gold Medalists and National Officers

Born to Entertain

Diligent Study and Ardent Practice

A Best Case Scenario

Fall 2011 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Manuel Garcia of Modesto, Calif. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2011

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Structure and Strength

The Ties that Bind

‘I Am Living Proof’

Energy to Burn

Summer 2011 Lesson Plan

Gold Standard: The Imperfections Enchance This Sculpture’s Impact

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Yarian Colón Álvarez of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2011

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Making Leadership Their Business

Starting Over, Knowing You’re Not Alone

Gold Standard: They’ve Got What It Takes to Reach the Finish Line

Spring 2011 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Bernardo Ainslie of San Antonio, Texas. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2011

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SkillsUSA Championships Ninth Annual Insider’s Guide

A Different Perspective

Gold Standard: ‘Top Chef

Winter 2011 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Loren Boyd of Wilmington, Del. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2010

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National Gold Medalists and Officers

Like Ducks to Water

It’s Pure Gold: More than Medals

Reaching His Full Potential

Fall 2010 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Ryan Kortz of Appleton, Wis. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2010

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The Ability to Compete

She’s Breaking Traditions All Over This “Man’s World”

They’re Deep in the Arts of Texas

Crown Jewel

Summer 2010 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Marianne Joy Leano of Waipahu, Hawaii. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Spring 2010

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What’s New: Making Former SkillsUSA Members Current Again

It’s No Small Change

‘Air’ Line: An Investment in Time Lost and Found

Spring 2010 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Paul Satyanathan of Tiffin, Ohio. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Winter 2010

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What’s New: From Across the Nation, Red Blazers Deploy in D.C.

Global Connections

It Runs in the Family

SkillsUSA Championships Insider’s Guide

He’s Still Training Medalists Years After His ‘Retirement’

Winter 2010 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Tessa Farley of Rochester, N.Y. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Fall 2009

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What’s New: SkillsUSA Competitors Earn Pride at WorldSkills

NLSC Makes History Again in Kansas City

New National Officers: Rising to the Challenge

Pick Just One? Remembering the Best

Her Heart is Racing: Wendy Venturini

Fall 2009 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Lowell Rose of Richmond, Va. Photo by Lloyd Wolf.


Summer 2009

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What’s New: A NASCAR Driver Delivers for Students

NLSC: They Keep Coming Back

Saving Lives Before It’s Too Late

Fighting Back

Gold Standard: Student

Summer 2009 Lesson Plan

On the cover: SkillsUSA Champion Channel Thomas of Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands. Photo by Lloyd Wolf