SHS Senior Earns Bronze SkillsUSA Award

SHS Senior Earns Bronze SkillsUSA Scholarship Award
Posted on 05/07/2021

Clayton KippCongratulations to Clayton Knipp, South High School senior and SkillsUSA member, for receiving the Bronze SkillsUSA Scholarship Award. As a junior, Clayton enrolled in Salina Area Technical College’s Computer Aided Drafting program, which he is completing this month.

“SkillsUSA allows students to exhibit their talents and skills by competing with peers throughout the state and receiving feedback from industry experts and potential employers,” explained Curtis Stevens, secondary programs director. “Oftentimes the competition judges offer jobs to participants upon graduation.”

SkillsUSA is a Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO) at South High School. Other CTSOs in one or both high schools include Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), Business Professionals of Amercia (BPA), Health Science (HOSA) and more.

Deb KohnDeb Kohn, retiring this year, received a plaque for her years of service to SkillsUSA Kansas. “Deb Kohn has been a true champion of helping expand SkillsUSA in USD 305, said Stevens. “Thanks to her commitment in bringing this crucial program to our district, students have the ability to participate in another career and technical student organization.”