Chelsie Daves to Compete at SKILLS USA in Kansas City

Chelsie Daves to Compete at SKILLS USA in Kansas City

Franklin, NC, 5/29/13 – Chelsie Daves, graduating senior at Franklin High School, will be traveling to Kansas City to compete in the national SKILLS USA competition on June 24th.  This will be her second time competing in the national competition.

Rick Rogers, Daves’ teacher at Franklin High, said that this was a prestigious opportunity.  “Not many men can do this,” he said, “but Chelsie can do it and get first place.”  Rogers explained that Daves will present a carpentry skill of her choosing for 5-10 minutes and will then explain the steps and the layout.

Daves already competed in the state SKILLS USA this April where she won first place for the second time.  She will be returning to the Skills USA national competition where only 2 percent of the nation’s students are invited to compete.  In addition to the competition, the trip has been an educational experience, adding visits to the Harry S. Truman House and the AG Hall of Fame.  County Commissioner Ronnie Beale has also attended in previous years.

Rick Rogers is a teacher of 13 years at Franklin High School in the Carpentry and cabinet making department.  Daves has made plans to attend Southwestern Community College in the fall to pursue a degree is Cosmetology. The Macon County School system wishes her the best of luck!

This press release was published in The Franklin Press

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