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2008-12-17 07:16:00

- Sellers to Debut Jig-A-Loo Car at 2009 Toyota All-Star Showdown - LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Jig-A-Loo USA Inc. today announced its first title motorsports sponsorship of one of NASCAR's newest young drivers, Peyton Sellers for the 2009 season. Driving the #44 Chevrolet, Sellers was in the points chase in the 2008 Camping World Series East taking the checkered flag in the final race of the season. Sellers finished eighth overall in the points standings. The new title sponsorship...

2008-08-06 21:00:35

By Melissa Soria, Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Ind. Aug. 6--Ashley Storey, a former Century Career Center student and Logansport High School graduate, recently placed ninth in a national competition. She participated in the 44th Skills USA Championships held in Kansas City, Mo., this summer. Storey competed against 39 contestants in the nursing assistant field. Students came from all over the country, in addition to Guam and Puerto Rico, to compete. There were more than 5,000 students...

2008-07-23 18:00:41

By PAULA POPP for The Capital Kevin Steers, 17, of Crofton was awarded a Skill Point Certificate in sheet metal at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held June 21-26 in Kansas City, Mo. The conference was open to high school and college technical education programs. Contests were run and judged by industry experts using industry standards. According to the SkillsUSA Web site "Contestants in the sheet metal contest are tested on their ability to perform such jobs as...

2008-07-11 06:00:23

By Anonymous A recent graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology took home second place in a national technical competition. Adam Schaeffer, of Lancaster, won the silver award in Internet Working in the SkillsUSA National Competitions, held June 25-26 in Kansas City, Mo. The contest, in its 42nd year, is for public high school, college and post-secondary technical students. Schaeffer was one of three Thaddeus Stevens students competing. He recently graduated from the college's...

2008-07-05 21:00:08

By Jeanine Kendle SMITHVILLE -- The Wayne County Schools Career Center had a first- place national winner at the 44th SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a showcase of career and technical students, in Kansas City, Mo. Four other competitors placed high in the nation in their career skill competitions and another student was voting delegate. Earning first place and a gold medal in practical nursing was Julie Hinkel of Triway, She is the daughter of Lewis and Joy Hinkel...

2008-07-03 15:00:19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Students from Maine high schools and college technical education programs won the nation's highest awards Wednesday evening at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference. Industry leaders representing more than 1,100 businesses, corporations, trade associations and unions recognized the students for their demonstrated excellence in 91 hands-on occupational and leadership contests, such as robotics, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public speaking....