State Officers 2015-16

state officers 2015-2015

Alexandra Medina
State President

North Cobb High School

Alexandra Medina is a senior at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Georgia and is serving as the State President.  She plays the violin in the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is a member of her school's Beta Club, National Honors Society and is a peer leader in sources of strength. 

Alexandra is also an active volunteer in her church and community and she loves going on mission trips and helping others.  She has been in SkillsUSA for 4 years and is the first in her county to be elected to a state officer position.  She aspires to be a news anchor and competes in broadcast news production on top of being the lead anchor for her school show Tomahawk Today.  SkillsUSA has opened amazing doors for her and has truly inspired her to pursue her passions.

Kaylon Marion
Vice President

East Laurens High School

Kaylon Marion attends East Laurens High school and is in the Business Technology Pathway.  She is proud to be a senior in the sweet class of 16!
Kaylon has been an active member for three years and currently enjoys holding her State Officer position as Vice President.  Kaylon competes in Extemporaneous Speaking on a region and state level.  She enjoys listening and playing all types of music from classical to urban.  She is currently the drum major for the East Laurens Band of Gold.  Kaylon is very active in her community where she is a Defense Attorney in the Dublin-Laurens Teen Court.  She also enjoys volunteering at the Carl Vinson Virginia Medical Center as well as making blizzard treats for customers at Dairy Queen.  Her job at Dairy Queen is temporary however, because Kaylon has dreams of becoming a criminal defense attorney.  Kaylon wants everyone to know that if they can dream it, they can achieve it, and with faith, all things are possible.  SkillsUSA has opened so many doors for her and has provided her with so many opportunities.  SkillsUSA can do the same for you if you apply yourself.

Helen Smith

Sandy Creek High School

Helen Smith is the 2015-2016 SkillsUSA Georgia Secretary.  She attends Sandy Creek High school as a junior working on her final year in the Graphic Communications Pathway.  She has been an active SkillsUSA member for three years winning awards in the State Pin Design (2nd Place) and Graphic Communications (3rd Place).  Helen also won the National T-Shirt contest for the 2015 National Skills and Leadership Conference.  She enjoys playing the violin and staying active by swimming, rock-climbing, and going to the gym.  Helen plans on going into the medical field and helping others live a healthy lifestyle.  She believes that SkillsUSA opens opportunities for us as individuals to expand our knowledge and capabilities far beyond what we think!

Ansel Maynard

Woodville Tompkins High school

Ansel Maynard attends Woodville Tompkins High school.  He is in the 12th grade ad has been a member of SkillsUSA for 4 years.  His current pathway is Culinary Arts and he has completed the Aviation Pathway.  He is currently the Treasurer of SkillsUSA Georgia.  He hopes to become a forensic anthropologist in the future.  Ansel believes that being a member of SkillsUSA is the first step to begin your journey to self-improvement and leadership skills.  He won 2nd place in Public Speaking his sophomore year and 1st place his junior year.  He spends his free time on Tybee Island fishing and volunteering around his neighborhood.

Jacqueline Juarez

Cross Keys High School

Jacqueline Juarez is a senior at Cross Keys High School in Brookhaven, Georgia.  She aspires to be an entrepreneur.  This is her third active year in SkillsUSA, throughout her 3 years she has been a state and national competitor and has gained vice president position in her chapter and also has been treasurer for her class of 2016 her junior year.  She can't wait to be 2015-2016 new Reporter for the state of Georgia.  "Joining SkillsUSA is an advantage in life to be prepared for your own future, it's that boost you need to get a head start of your career and not only that but it develops your leadership skills."

Wes Washburn

Cambridge High School

Wes Washburn is a junior at Cambridge High School in Milton, Georgia where he studies Law and Justice. Wes joined SkillsUSA as a freshman, but has been involved his entire life (his father has been a SkillsUSA advisor for more than 15 years!). Wes is thrilled to be your State Parliamentarian. He hopes one day to one day work for as Federal Investigator for the Department of Agriculture. His one hope is that SkillsUSA impacts your life as much as it did his!

Payten Stowe
SkillsUSA National Secretary

Harris County High School

Payton Stowe serves as the 2015-16 National SkillsUSA Region 2 Vice President and is a senior at Harris County High where she studies graphic design and is entering into her 4th year of SkillsUSA.  She has served as a local officer for two years as well as the 2014-15 state parliamentarian.  She has attended nationals every year since she was a freshman.  Payten plans to pursue a career as a marketing director.  She believe SkillsUSA has a way of opening student's eyes to a whole new perspective on life and leadership.

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