ROCKSPRINGS — Meigs High School offers career technical classes that include, Auto Mechanics, Computer Sciences, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Health Technology, Medical Office Management, and Welding. All of these classes are in a group called Skills USA.
Skills USA are students, teachers, and industry workers, working together to ensure a skilled workforce for America. Skills USA is a student lead organization with over 395,000 students and instructors. Skills USA has been an organization to over 12.5 million since 1965.
Skills USA members also travel to Columbus for a fall conference to learn more about being a better leader for the work force. Each Skills USA group has local, regional, state, and national competition in which the group members have a chance to compete against other members of Skills USA from their school, region, state, and nation.
Each officer pictured in the photo accompanying this article, has a special duty in their Skills USA group.
The president presides over and conduct orderly meeting and makes sure appointed officers are fulfilling duties. The vice president assists the president and presides when president is absent and works with committees and see all programs implemented. The secretary prepares and presents minutes of each chapter meeting, works with president to provide a list of business to be presented at meeting, and handles correspondence and communications for the chapter. The treasurer maintains records of all income and expenses and assists president and other officers in setting up budget. The parliamentarian makes sure parliamentary procedure is conducted at meetings and assists with meetings. The reporter handles all chapter publicity within the school and community an assists with meetings. The historian keeps a record of the club’s accomplishments and activities for the year, collects items such as pictures and news clippings about the club and its members, and organizes a scrapbook to tell the club’s story for the year.
December Zeigler is the historian for Meigs Skills USA.