OHP Students Heading to National Competition


By: Alli Harlan

On Tuesday, many students from career technical education schools came together to compete at the SkillsUSA State Championships.

The competition was held at the Columbus Convention Center, where roughly 6,000 contestants were in attendance.

Ohio Hi-Point Career Center took 50 students to compete with some headed to Nationals this June in Atlanta.

Weston Helman, a Junior in the Graphic and Media Arts program ran to be a State Officer.

To be an officer, students prepare a speech, poster, stickers, and campaign.

Each school has delegates, who are in charge of voting on who should be in Office.

Weston claimed his spot during the awards ceremony on Wednesday.

Senior Graphic and Media Arts student, Allison Harlan, brought home 1st Place in the Job Interview Contest.

In this contest, competitors are to fill out an application, interact with a receptionist, have an in-depth interview, and prepare documents like a resume and portfolio.

Noah Tappendorf, a Senior in the Diesel Technology lab competed in the Diesel Equipment Technology contest, he placed second.

Harlan and Helman move on to the National Competition this summer.

To find more information on SkillsUSA visit ohioskillsusa.com