CVCC Students Bring Home Gold and Silver at National SkillsUSA Competition

CVCC SkillsUSA National TeamCatawba Valley Community College students who earned the right to compete in the National SkillsUSA National Conference held recently in Kansas City, Mo., earned top finishes in their competitive categories.

SkillsUSA is an opportunity for high-performance students to match skills against their peers in leadership, teamwork, citizenship, character development, and discipline specific competition. It builds and reinforces self-confidence, work attitudes and communications skills. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free-enterprise system and involvement in community service.

CVCC’s Entrepreneurship Team brought home a gold medal, winning Best in the Nation. The team includes Angela Berasa, Brittany Reed and Howard Wilson.

CVCC’s SkillsUSA Chapter President Jennifer Eversole won First Place in the Outstanding Chapter competition.

Porschia Wimbush won second place in the nation in the Cosmetology competition.

Ashley Potter won second place in the nation in the Photography competition.
The Hickory Career and Arts Magnet School team of Carson Freeman, Noah James, and Brandi Jones won seventh place in the Crime Scene Investigation competition.
Jehanzaib Ahmed won eighth place in the nation in the Customer Service competition.
Lev Burgess won ninth place in the nation in the CNC Turning competition.
Other CVCC students who participated in the SkillsUSA National Competition are:
· James George, Job Interview
· Leslie Romero (Challenger Early College High School), Customer Service-High School
· Emily Wright (HCAM), Cosmetology-High School
Chapter activities are directed by chapter advisor Randy Caudill, Gary Muller, Nicole Whitehead, Darcie Tumey, Tammy Muller, Amanda Minish, Charles Johnson, Seth Bailey, and Ronnie Brittain.
To find out more about CVCC and its involvement in SkillsUSA, contact Caudill at 828-327-7000, ext. 4561 or or visit the chapter’s Facebook page at to see the students in action at the national competition in Kansas City.

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