Author: Thomas Kercheval

SkillsUSA Earns Top-Level Attention

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona made it a priority to attend SkillsUSA’s 2022 National Leadership & Skills Conference in Atlanta. In the exclusive interview below, he explains why.

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Earning Her Future While Serving Her Country

The daughter of Colombian immigrants, Lizetthe Moreno understood the value of hard work at an early age thanks to her parents’ example. Driven by a desire to give back to the country that offered her family a brighter future, this SkillsUSA alum and soon-to-be-Marine has become a positive example all her own.

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Crowning His Prince

As a culinary arts and hospitality professional, Damien Lopez loves making other people happy. Through his ongoing journey as a transgender man, he’s learned the importance of making himself happy, too.

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From SkillsUSA Champion to NFL Champion

Future football star Brandon Graham proves that if you can believe it, yes, you can achieve it.

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Surviving Tragic Nightmares Inspires Hope-Fueled Dreams

When Edwin Maxcy was featured in “SkillsUSA Champions” magazine in 2018, the only thing more overwhelming than his story of pain and loss was the strength of his resolve to succeed in spite of it. We catch up with the young man whose ongoing success story has inspired not only our readers, but a new SkillsUSA program designed to help other students and chapters in need.

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Hitting the Hotspots

It’s not in Omar Khasawneh’s nature to sit by when his skills are needed most. Sparked by an innate desire to serve, Khasawneh took those skills to one of the hardest hit areas of the pandemic, changing lives in the process … including his own.

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