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Student advances to national SkillsUSA competition

By: Ellen Lampe


Jeffrey Davis, a senior at Timberland High, won gold at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference and now will compete at nationals.

Students from across the state competed at the SkillsUSA Missouri State Leadership and Skills Conference from April 5-7 at State Technical College in Linn, Missouri – and one local student earned the title of state champion and will go on to compete at nationals.

Timberland senior Jeffery Davis will move on to the national competition in Louisville, Kentucky in June. He earned a first-place gold medal in the Electrical Construction Wiring competition. Davis also won a gold medal for his performance on the Electrical Wiring Technical Information written examination.

“We are extremely proud of Jeff and excited to see him represent Missouri at Nationals,” said Dr. Andrew M. Stewart, director of the Lewis & Clark Career Center. “Based on his skill and work ethic, a gold medal didn’t surprise us.”

SkillsUSA brings students, teachers and industry workers together to develop a skilled workforce for the future. SkillsUSA provides educational experiences in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development. It builds self-confidence, work attitudes, and communication skills. SkillsUSA also promotes understanding of the free enterprise system and involvement in community service activities.

Students from across the state competed in 24 different challenges over the three days in a variety of technical, hands-on, written and oral competitions.

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