Two Tolles Career and Technical Center students recently attended the SkillsUSA summer camp where the teens worked in collaborative groups to enhance leadership skills and repaint portions of a town.
SkillsUSA is a national career-technical organization that provides education experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.
Coryanna Fraley, a cosmetology student and president of the Tolles chapter of SkillsUSA, and Korey Kendall, an engineering student and chapter vice president, spent a week at Hocking College where they participated in team building activities and campaigned to be elected as camp officers.
Fraley was voted as the new historian and Kendall as vice president. This will allow both to return to camp in 2014 in those capacities and have the opportunity to serve as ambassadors at the SkillsUSA Ohio Leadership Conference in Columbus this fall.
As part of a larger group effort, Fraley and Kendall, along with 250 other SkillsUSA Ohio students traveled to Glouster to spend a day painting homes in the community.
More than 500 gallons of paint were used to spruce up the homes of residents who could not perform the work on their own.
The service was free for Glouster citizens, and the tools and time were donated by the students.
For more information on the group, visit skillsusa.org.
To find out more about programs and opportunities at Tolles Career and Technical Center, call 614-873-4666 or visit tollestech.com.