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WCBOE Recognizes Robinson

At the September Washington County Board of Education meeting, Washington County High School student Rodney Robinson and teacher Antonio Young were recognized for their recent accomplishments with the SkillsUSA organization. Robinson, a junior, competed at the region and state levels during the 2013-2014 school year taking home top honors, earning him a trip to the 50th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC) in Kansas City. The SkillsUSA championships is the national-level competition for public high school and college/postsecondary technical students enrolled in career and technical education programs. More than 5,600 students competed in various categories.

Robinson placed 10th in the industrial maintenance category at the national competition, satisfying criterion developed and endorsed by industry representatives that documents a student's knowledge and abilities. He was required to demonstrate competencies related to the building maintenance trade at a higher level of mastery areas considering the fact that the contest was a national event. Robinson was required to demonstrate advanced knowledge of cleaning, maintenance, safety, and customer service for the skill performance activities.  He was required to also demonstrated knowledge and practice of safety in use and handling of electrical equipment, use of ladders and in the measuring and mixing of chemicals.

Superintendent Dr. Donna Hinton commented, “We love to start the school year off by recognizing excellence. Rodney represented Washington County High School in an exemplary manner, taking 10th place in the nation in his category. We are proud of his accomplishments and wish for continued success in all he does.”

Rodney is a junior at WCHS and works at Helton Electric. He is the son of Rodney Robinson and Renota Robinson of Warthen.

SkillsUSA is a national, nonprofit student organization that has developed more than 10 million workers through active partnerships between employers and educators. SkillsUSA’s mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. At the heart of this mission are SkillsUSA’s core values: integrity, responsibility, citizenship, service and respect. SkillsUSA Georgia is focused on serving high school students involved in Architecture, Construction, Communication, Cosmetology, Public Safety, and Transportation pathways. SkillsUSA Georgia is the Career and Technical Student Organization for students enrolled in Architecture, Construction, Communication and Transportation (ACCT), Cosmetology, and Public Safety Pathways in Georgia's secondary schools.

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