Sandy Creek HS takes national honor as 4-time SkillsUSA winner


The Sandy Creek High School SkillsUSA chapter has received the highest national honor that a chapter can receive. One of 24 chapters in the nation in 2020, the most recent national award is the fourth for the school.

The Sandy Creek High SkillsUSA chapter is one of 24 in the nation named as 2020 Models of Excellence by SkillsUSA, according to Fayette County Public Schools spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach.

“This is the chapter’s fourth Model of Excellence award, having received the honor in 2015, 2016 and 2018. The national program recognizes the integration and application of personal, workplace and technical skills in SkillsUSA chapter activities,” said Berry-Dreisbach.

Berry-Dreisbach explained that the Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA framework for student development.

“Specific characteristics within each skill area ensure tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming,” said Berry-Dreisbach. “Achievement is measured by the effectiveness of students in implementing the chapter activities including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic, and organization. The hands-on approach of the program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.”