MVCTC SkillsUSA Chapter 2 November 2021 Meeting


Englewood, Ohio – The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) SkillsUSA Chapter 2 held its second meeting of the school year on November 1, 2021. The meetings topics included the thought of the day, the Opening Ceremony, the upcoming Fall SkillsUSA Conference, an introduction to SkillsUSA Officer Candidates and Voting Delegates, and a short video describing workplace skills, upcoming dates, and ending with a Quizizz game.

Starting with the thought of the day from Vice President Ashtyn Barga (Digital Design/Milton-Union, “Man is the Plural and collective unity in which the unity of destination and the difference of destinies are to be understood through each other.” - Paul Ricœur

The meeting was then proceeded by the opening ceremony, which stated and described the six parts of the emblem which was presented to you by your following chapter II officers:

  • Ashtyn Barga stood in for Zoie Rench - Historian/Parliamentarian, to introduce the SkillsUSA Shield. “The shield represents patriotism. The shield denotes our belief in democracy, liberty, and the American way of life.”
  • Kyla Zackery – The Reporter introduced The Gear. “The gear represents the industrial society. The gear, symbolic of the industrial society, denotes the interdependence and cooperation of the individual working with labor and management for the betterment of mankind.”
  • Victoria Wright – The Treasurer introduced The Torch. “The torch represents knowledge. The flaming torch reflects the light of knowledge, which dispels the darkness of ignorance. In the light of the torch, progress will be made toward the vocational goals of the individual.”
  • Aubrey Smith – The Secretary introduced The Orbital Circles.  “The orbital circles represent technology. The circles represent the challenge of modern technology and the training needed to accept and master new technical frontiers and the need for continuous education.”
  • Ashtyn Barga – The Vice President introduced The Hands. “The hands represent the individual. The hands portray a search for knowledge and our desire to acquire a skill. In the process of attaining knowledge and skill, we will develop a respect for the dignity of work and become productive and responsible citizens.”
  • Parliamentarian (Ashtyn Barga subbing) added the final official colors that represent our SkillsUSA emblem. “With the affixing of the golden hands, we add the final official color of SkillsUSA. The colors of the emblem represent our organization. Red and white represent the individual states and the chapters; blue represents the common union of the states and the chapters; and gold represents the individual, the most important element of SkillsUSA.”
  • The President, Navjot Singh, then picks up the letters SkillsUSA and places them on the emblem and states, “All of the components constitute our emblem. Separately, they could be applied to many organizations, but as one unit, they represent the fundamental principles and purposes of our organization. The emblem represents SkillsUSA.”

The meeting proceeded with the announcement of the Fall Conference, November 4-5, 2021, located in Columbus, Ohio, and listed the names of regional officer candidates and voting delegates.

Officer Candidates

  • Mikayla Lykins, Graphic Commercial Art/Preble Shawnee
  • Marcella Terriquez, Cosmetology/Mississinawa Valley
  • Emma Schmidt, Graphic Commercial Art/Mississinawa Valley
  • Aubrey Smith. Graphic Commercial Art/Eaton
  • Malaki Sphar, Graphic Commercial Art/Miami East
  • Joslynn Beneke, Graphic Commercial Art/Twin Valley South
  • Emma Kautz, Graphic Commercial Art/Northmont

Voting Delegates

  • Reagan Hull, Graphic Commercial Art/Tipp City
  • Gretchen Clements, Graphic Commercial Art/West Carrollton
  • Tarynn Logan, Graphic Commercial Art/Huber Heights
  • Keely Tucker, Cosmetology/Versailles
  • Regan Robinson, Cosmetology/Milton-Union
  • Molli Mowbray, Graphic Commercial Art

A brief video was displayed then we moved on to the important upcoming dates spoken by President Navjot Singh.

  • 11/15 - SkillsUSA Week United as One T-Shirt Due
  • 11/30-12/2 - Sophomore Career Days
  • 12/10 - Competition Intent to your instructor
  • 1/10 - Regional Competition - Competitor Names Submitted to Mrs. Ewry
  • 1/31 - Next Chapter Meeting
  • 2/7-2/13 - SkillsUSA Week
  • 2/14-2/18 - MVCTC CTSO Week
  • 2/19 - Regional Competitions

A Quizizz game was then played throughout all seven labs with questions relating to SkillsUSA with a candy prize for those who won. After watching the SkillsUSA video, “United as One,” the meeting concluded.

SkillsUSA is the largest technical organization currently at MVCTC, hosting four chapters. SkillsUSA Framework surrounds technical skills grounded in academics as well as personal skills and workplace skills. There have been a total of 13,600,000 members since 1965, and it continues to grow.

For more information about the Miami Valley Career Technology Center, visit our website

For 50-years, MVCTC has provided career technical education for 27 partner school districts encompassing five counties, including Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Warren counties. MVCTC is dedicated to providing in-demand workforce training for youth, adults, and organizations in the Miami Valley. 


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