From left are Jasmine Mixon of Mt. Healthy, Ja’Vonte Williams of Mt. Healthy, and Jennifer Daugherty of Milford.

Six Live Oaks Career Campus students joined more than 300 students and advisors at Hocking College in Nelsonville for the SkillsUSA Summer Leadership Conference in July. Representing 32 schools, these students received the necessary training to lead their local chapter of SkillsUSA for the year.

The students completed a number of daily activities, including leadership sessions, team-building exercises, a community service project, and competitions.

Live Oaks students attending were:

• Kaitlyn Joslin, a Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy student from Clermont Northeastern

• Stephanie Secrest, Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy, Turpin

• Shelbey Jowers, Sports Rehabilitation and Therapy, Milford

• Autumn Studer, Health Technology, Mariemont

• Ashley Lykins, Digital Art and Design, Clermont Northeastern

• Jimmy Lawson, Digital Art and Design, Clermont Northeastern

Throughout the week, students also worked to earn their Statesman Award.

This award is to recognize team members who have demonstrated leadership skills and mastered certain requirements in leadership training.

Kaitlyn Joslin, Jimmy Lawson, Shelbey Jowers and Stephanie Secrest of Live Oaks each earned the Statesman Award.

Students also participated in SkillsUSA leadership and competitive events sponsored in part by the Ohio Army National Guard and Hocking College.

On Wednesday, the students traveled to Glouster where they participated in a community-wide community service project that included cleanup and painting projects.

SkillsUSA Ohio is the state SkillsUSA organization, and provides its career-technical education members the opportunity to participate in local, regional, state and national competitive events, run for elective offices and participate in leadership training.

It also encourages students to give back to the community through various community service activities.

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.